Funny how easy it is to make people feel bad by excluding them. Have you ever thought why this might be?
For a HERD animal, the safest place – the healthiest place – is with other people. Some psychotherapists talk about separation anxieties developed in childhood being carried over into adulthood to explain this in chronic form, but isn’t the truth often deeper and at the same time much more straightforward?
We want to be together, we’re a we-species.
When we are excluded, it can hurt. It’s meant to!