Monday, May 9, 2011

Belonging The 7th Sense-10 Minute Exercise

A sense of fucking belonging. Does anyone ever really feel this? The only time I feel a true sense of belonging is when I have been sold some kind of membership or product. VW is great at this and when I bought my purple Beetle (years ago), they kept saying it was like being in a club, and "you just have to own one to understand." That is a great skill to have, making people "feel" like they belong. Other than buying your way into a sense of belonging, you can never be sure if it's really true. If someone says "You belong here," what are their motives? They are probably trying to sell you something. The worst feeling in the world is when you feel like you belong and some asshole pulls the rug out from under you. You were never welcome, only tolerated. It's no accident that "belonging" is mostly made up of the word "longing." And what about the phrase, "a sense of belonging"? A sense? It's not concrete. It is only perceived. It is up to you how far you will let people make you feel accepted. Maybe the word "sense" is used like one of the five senses. Perhaps this is the 7th sense (after psychic ability). The 7th sense, the sense of belonging. If you have a weak 7th sense, you feel accepted by everyone all the time; you are a fool. If you have a strong 7th sense, you have the ability to detect bullshit better than the average person.  

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