Perhaps this is a group that shares a common interest, like a quilting group, a reading group, or a bicycle clue. Perhaps it is a place of worship where we best bond with other people. It could be a social club, or a fraternity, or a sportsman club. There's no shortage of opportunities to get involved and meet people that share our common beliefs--whatever they might be.
My first job at the University of Illinois was at the student union--I worked in the Student Programs and Activities Office, and I worked very closely with the Registered Student Organizations Office. There were (and still are) hundreds and hundreds of Registered Student Organizations. There's a group for everything. There were music groups. There was a skydiving club. There was a bicycle jousting club (I tried that one year at Quad Day when all the groups were on our Quad. Basically you ride a bike at each other, dressed as a knight of the round table and try and knock the other guy off with a big foam pool noodle. It's very fun.) There was something call underwater hockey that I just had to go and see for myself--that not really a spectator sport--all you can really see is a bunch of bubble as the team was diving down to push a puck across the bottom of the pool. There were reading groups. There were groups in support of a thing and against that same thing. There were political groups. There were religious groups. The diversity was astounding. Some groups had only a few members, and other groups had hundreds of members. But it was pretty clear to me that people that share a common interest or belief enjoy being around others with that same interest or belief.
For me over the last decade it's been Freemasonry, but that may not be for everyone. I have two very good friends that enjoy riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, and almost all their friends enjoy that same thing. I have another friend that has been in love with Star Wars since he saw it forty years ago. He's in a group that dresses up like Star Wars characters--he's Darth Vader. That group does great work with kids, and as you can imagine has a resurgence of interest since the new Star Wars movie came out with all of our old favorites featured--Lord Vader has been very busy lately. Believe me--somewhere out there, there's a place where you belong.
Humans are social by nature, and in order to be happy, it's important that we share common bonds with our fellow man. Those relationships enrich us.
~Todd E. Creason