Find your tribe and love them hard.

Finding your tribe can take a while. Finding your tribe is vital to our survival.

So, what is a tribe?

In his book Tribes, Seth Godin describes a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea.”

The Apostle Paul talks about a tribe in his letter to the church at Philippi.

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:1-4

So, why is a tribe vital to have. The answer is simple.

Connection and acceptance.

When you are joined to a tribe:

You aren’t forced to conform but celebrated in your uniqueness.

You aren’t made to think alike but allowed to think like you.

You aren’t required to do things that are against your nature but you’re free to be you.

Tribes are great. Tribes are fun. There’s a tribe for everyone. đŸ˜‰

From Seth’s site:
We all have a basic need to connect with other human beings. Making friends, connecting with others, sharing experiences, keeping up with popular culture, and keeping up with current trends and developments in your community all are ways and reasons for connecting with other people.

When you connect with others in a fashion that allows you to develop a relationship that is especially useful, these long-term connections can be very helpful in guiding you through your life, as well as aid you in feeling
happy.

The following are some of the types of more specific motivations for joining tribes:

• Purely Social: To feel less alone and to connect with people (near or far) to pursue shared interests.

• Values + Social: To connect with others who share the same values in a social setting.

• Cultural + Social: To share experiences with natives of the same country, to speak the shared language and observe cultural traditions together.

• Business + Social: To develop relationships with others in the same industry or expand network into other industries/markets.

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