It’s one of those crazy phenomenons about human nature that some people don’t seem to observe. We, as humans, strive to show our independence and individuality from one another; we value our uniqueness. And yet, it seems that we cannot truly live that way. It’s almost necessary for us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The most basic example is a community or group of friends. We need other humans that we can relate to and express ourselves to.
Everyone seems to want to have someone there for them while preserving their sense of singularity. I find this to be a curious happening. If I had to explain this a bit more, I would say that the sense of community is animalistic because of their being herd, packs and such of animals. I think that the desire to have individuality is much more human, though it’s likely that other sentient beings in the universe could be like this. What is truly human though is the desire to have both. It could just be due to the fact that we are a young species or something else.
Either way this still connects back to my theory about the true needs of humanity. The most basic of which is balance. There is almost nothing that cannot be connected back to balance in the world. Think about a game, a diet, or even a full lifestyle. All these things work well in balance. The same can be said for this phenomenon. It seems the best way to live your life is to balance these two things out. Have your sense of individuality but use that and share that to build the community around you. It can really shake things up, but for the better.
And now for my personal input. Personally, I don’t like the vulnerability of opening up. I also don’t like the feeling that I need to vent to people to live my life because I try to strive myself on being able to be independent. But the big kicker is that humans need one another. And since I’ve realized this. Things have become much easier because I no longer see it as a weakness. I see it as a part of who I am. As you should know, if you don’t take care of the parts, it could fail as a whole.