A SENSE OF BELONGING

Belonging makes us feel supported, makes us feel that we are needed, and makes us feel we are going somewhere. A sense of belonging can come from what we do every day. 

  • Belonging is a shared glance and a raised eyebrow at work after a long meeting.
  • Belonging is when the local cafe owner knows you by name, giving you that feeling you’re a proper local.
  • Belonging is when a neighbour crosses the road for a chin wag and you feel part of something new for the first time.
  • Belonging is when you get asked for your opinion and you realise they actually want to know what you think

BELONGING TAKES US TO NEW PLACES, SPARKS NEW IDEAS, AND CREATES POSSIBILITY

Our instinct to better ourselves, to seek out a better way; is driven by our need to belong. At its most simple, the moment we feel empathy, we know we belong.  

So, whether a moment is as fleeting as coffee with a friend or as significant as ideas shared between scientists, it is knowing we belong that creates opportunities for serendipitous connections.  

A simple connection has the power to make the world better for everyone.


THE POWER OF BELONGING IS IN ITS SIMPLICITY

A sense of belonging is a feeling that doesn’t need explanation. It is universal. We know when it’s absent and when we have it, it is unmistakeable.