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Belongingness becomes a big factor in our hierarchy of needs, and impacts our life in basic ways. Lack of acceptance from other people and groups can lead to anxiety, depression, hopelessness, loneliness and even suicidal thoughts.
Humans have an inbuilt drive to belong and be accepted. This makes us care about what others think of us.
In previous eras, people used to gather around a faith group, neighborhood association, or trade union.
However, the crisis of social isolation has created a vacuum that commercial, for-profit brands are stepping in to fill.
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