Social belonging, or what the German’s call Gemeinschaftsgefuhl (social feeling), is part of being human. The Theory of Balanceology suggests that humans have an instinctual Belonging-Need to have interpersonal person-to-person connections. It also maintains that we have a need for social belonging ——-> social connections and community connections. That is, as human beings we have some form of a “social feeling” or a social connecting need. It is a need that goes beyond our need for interpersonal belonging (familial, friends and romantic). We are social animals and we have a need for social contact and to be around other people. Even introverts like myself require some level of social contact. I maintain our need for social contact is profoundly related to our long historical biological origins and inheritance. I value the two following quotations that refer to this social Belonging-Need: “The social phenomenon is the culmination and not the attenuation of the biological phenonmenon.” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1961), and “Because my biology and my upbringing help make me a social creature; and, therefore I am never completely a person in my own right. If I accept this ‘reality’ I shall probably get along fairly well both as an individual and as a social person.” (Albert Ellis, 2001) Question: For the readers, to what degree is this social connection need expressed in your life?