Essay About Belonging

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English Essay

‘A sense of belonging often emerges as a result of our feelings of acceptance and understanding.’

Belonging is a feeling that all humans want and need to survive. Without being accepted by anybody you will feel left out and alone, you wouldn’t have anybody to guide you or even help you make good quality decisions in life. With a sense of acceptance you would feel on top of the world and ready to take on anything because you know that the people with you will always have your back. But belonging means something different to everybody, some people feel like they associate to a group of friends/communities/sporting teams, while others may think they are attached to a certain place. Texts explore many aspects of
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