I think about social structure all the time. We are all interconnected in this world. We communicate and coexist with others around us. We need that social connection to truly thrive. So we seek out connection. My mother would advise me when I was growing up, “If you really want to know a person, see who he chooses for his friends.” We are the culmination of our five closest people.
So my question today is, do you serve them or do you serve you? Are you afraid if you branch out and try something new that you will be rejected? Not being part of the group anymore is scary. Deep down it means getting kicked out of the tribe and that is unsafe. So we maintain the status quo, even if we know it is not in our best interest.
But here’s the amazing thing about our modern world. You can find a new tribe, easily. The internet makes it possible to share our passions, even if they don’t align with our current social structure. So when you decide to make changes in your life, others appear that are more like the new you. We attract others that are more like us. So if you’re considering making a change in your life, remember:
Change is scary to our primitive brains.
Repetition of the new habit is the key to keeping the change.
There is support here for you every step of the way.
Those around you may not share your new views and that is OK.
You will attract others that DO want to share with you.