The banality of cliques

Sometimes you might feel like groups of folks at events chatting among themselves are excluding you.

You might sit insecurely by yourself quietly, probably on your phone.

What you don’t realize is that fitting in is often as simple as going over and introducing yourself.

But it’s hard to build up the social courage.

A lack of inclusion often comes from the ease of familiarity.

Sure, it might be easier for the person who already knows people to reach out to you, but it’s hard for them to remember that unless they’re really passionate about including others.

So, just speak up.

And if you talk to them and find you don’t have anything in common to connect, take it as a lesson learned and move on. Those people are simply not your tribe.