Tribalism is crucial. It bonds us to people we identify with, are nurtured by, and would potentially die for.
But what happens when a tribe’s defenders are disconnected from or disenfranchised by other members of the tribe?
American veterans are one of the most striking modern-day examples of this. Many veterans question the wars they’re engaged in. Many more feel alienated when they return.
And…the smaller our tribes get, the more we risk adopting an “it’s either me or them” mentality, and the harder it is for societies and nations to stay intact and peaceful.
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