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Jtube: My Name is Earl

Jtube: My Name is Earl

Why is it such a strong human desire to belong to a group?

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Published: October 20, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) Lydia, January 28, 2008 4:06 PM

Loneliness

Groups help assuage loneliness. This is the disease of our time. But groups are not the answer because too many people are still left out. If one can find a group, then your chance of longevity is greatly increased. Loneliness is a killer

(9) Blue&Green, October 26, 2007 2:27 PM

Your JTube clips move my heart. Keep your line.

(8) doron, October 24, 2007 2:41 PM

Sinicism and synchronicity

Groups? They leave a lot to be desired. Peer pressure, addictive behaviors, drugs, alcohol, sex, gangs, and violence. We need them only for one reason... to continue the species, and, oh yeah, to practice relationships for when we need to do it for real with the Big Guy...

(7) Dvirah, October 24, 2007 1:01 PM

Safety, Also

There is an old saying to the effect that "there is safety in numbers." This appears apt to the occasion, too - even if in this case the notion backfired!

(6) Chev, October 23, 2007 8:44 PM

Psych

In my AP Psych class, we've just been learning about how people involved in social networking deal with stress better and live longer. It is important to be really close to Hashem, but that does NOT make humans and your relationships with them any less important. Friends are really imporant for moral support and for an objective view of oneself. For example, according to many commentaries, Nadav and Avihu wouldn't have sinned if they had discussed with each other what they were doing first. Discussing our goals with others helps us prioritize and work on ourselves and strengthens us that we don't have to do it on our own- we have plenty of help!

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