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Hardcover Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Book

ISBN: 1455566381

ISBN13: 9781455566389

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

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We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost...

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Thought Provoking

I bought Sebastian Junger’s Tribe originally for a book report, and honestly picked it because it was the shortest one on the list as I prefer fiction. However, I truly enjoyed this book. The material was thought provoking, truly making me think just how far we have gone from the tribal way of life and into a micromanaged, sterile environment that suffocates us in many ways. The opinions based on experiences Junger conveys were not things that I have pondered before, but now I truly see how beneficial tribal life is.

An Attention Catcher

A fun, short read about many studies & examples of human beings gregarious nature. Particularly lots of studies regarding military personnel coming home from war. This is almost an extended study/article. Definitely worth a read.

To say that this book is about the trials that soldiers endure coming home from war is like saying M

Early hominid Behavior, co-sleeping, The Wretched state of hospital inpatient care, the history of what we now call post-traumatic stress disorder, and the care and nurturing of those we love, and even those we have only just met or we'll meet and why that care is so important to a much wider world, these are seemingly unrelated topics that bring together a very important message. That is, we are all in the same tribe and need to care deeply and unstintingly for each other, or the state of the world will continue to deteriorate. Please read it.
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