Our Tribes . . . Prompt #273

I’m thinking about our connections with one another. This excerpt seems timely.

Your Mythic JourneyExcerpt from Your Mythic Journey by Sam Keen and Anne Valley-Fox

“Pre-modern people didn’t think of themselves as individuals — they were members of a tribe as well as of a family. Ancient philosophers knew that human dignity begins with ‘We are a people, therefore I am.’ Modern people are tribal too but we call our tribes by different names —  churches, corporations, states, nations. Each of us was nurtured within and shaped by several corporate bodies, voluntary organizations and professional corporations that molded our values and behavior — schools, athletic teams businesses, clubs, temples, and local, national, and international governments.”

Prompt:  I am from . . .

Or: What uniforms or emblems have you worn?

Or: What groups have you been a member of?  Brownies, Blue Birds, Daisies, Girl Scouts, athletic groups, sorority, secret clubs.

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