We are connected to one another in ways we cannot see. Like schools of fish, ant colonies or murmurations of swallows move as one organism, we too are social creatures. We are profoundly shaped by our social environment. Authentic human interactions, conversation being a primary tool, create bonds. A sense of belonging is created. To be seen, heard and understood. To cooperate and collaborate.
"In the West, we like to think of ourselves as relatively immune to the sway of those around us while we each pursue our personal destiny. But I think this is a story we like to tell ourselves rather than what really happens. " - Matthew Lieberman