We feel connected with people who attended the same school, college or university; with people who studied the same subject, who work at the same company or have a job similar to ours.
We feel closer to someone when we know they have the same hobby, like the same music or have the same car.
We identify ourselves with people who were born in the same town or country as we. We identify ourselves with people who grew up in the same place as we. We identify ourselves with people who live in the same country or city. With people who speak the same language.
Sometimes our tone of skin, our gender or sexual orientation is enough to feel a connection.
If there’s so much we have in common with so many people, why are true connections so rare?
Kettel - Church