TRIBE: ON HOMECOMING AND BELONGING BY SEBASTIAN JUNGER
We live in an environment that doesn’t suit our instincts. This factor creates a lot of inconsistency in our life. The ancient software in our DNA is not prepared yet to live in the modern world. This determinant can explain why we are less happy and satisfied than people who lived thousands of years ago. ‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ by Sebastian Junger is one of those psychosocial books that explores this topic in big details.
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Perfect Storm’ and ‘ A Death in Belmont’. The author is a regular contributor to the world’s largest and popular media outlets. ‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ is about people’s instinct to belong to groups of people. The author says that nowadays due to the widespread individualism and improvements in life quality, people no more belong to any group of people. During a safe time, people don’t have to belong. Sebastien Junger compares life in a safe environment with the battlefield. As a result, the author draws very interesting conclusions about human nature, tribal instinct, belonging, individualism, etc.
This book is short and I enjoyed reading it. I am sure that the authors should make their books as short as possible. It is crucial to convey the main idea of a book. Thus, too much unnecessary information usually spoils the pleasure of reading. This book is short and interesting. I learned a lot of new things about human nature, our instincts, the sense of belonging, individualism, etc. The author also explains why war veterans experience PTSD when they come back home, to a safe and prosperous environment. This is an eye-opening book. I will surely read other books written by Sebastian Junger.
‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ by Sebastian Junger is a book that covers a very wide topic that will surely appeal to large audiences with different interests. The book shares a lot of information on psychology and sociology. Thus, if you are interested in the science of human behavior, you will love this book.