The crisis of a generation

The crisis of our generation is the lost sense of belonging.

  • Bands don’t have tribal followings
  • Communities aren’t as stable
  • Families move far apart
  • Relationships are more transactional

What’s missing is a sense of community. Maybe it didn’t exist in the past and it’s naive of me to believe it did. I don’t know. All I know is that from the ground level, it’s clear that shared sense of purpose is missing nearly everywhere we go.

The solutions are complex, but I think they involve empowerment, creativity and the space to try new things together. But the first step is recognizing just how valuable that feeling of belonging is. Embrace it when you have it, because it’s more special than you think.