192 pages, 2016
science & nature1064 books
In 'Tribe', Sebastian Junger explores the significance of community and belonging. He suggests that humans are wired to live in small, tightly-knit groups, and that many of our modern societal problems stem from a lack of this tribal connection. It's a compelling reason to seek out and nurture your own 'tribe'.
Junger digs into the paradoxical role of adversity in human life. He finds that hardship and challenges can actually bring people closer together and create a stronger sense of community. This might make you see your own struggles in a new light.
The book takes a hard look at how modern society, with its focus on individualism and material wealth, can lead to feelings of isolation and dissatisfaction. Junger's research might make you rethink your own priorities and values.
Junger explores the power of shared experiences in creating strong bonds between people. He uses examples from military units and disaster survivors to illustrate this. It's a reminder to seek out and cherish shared experiences in your own life.
In 'Tribe', Junger emphasizes the human need for purpose and meaning, and how these are often found in service to others. This could inspire you to find ways to contribute to your own community and find greater fulfillment in your life.