Fascinating Comments to the question.
I got in a reader request today. She wanted to hear from the insiders. My questions for them:
So who of you grew up feeling you were an insider? Where or what group did you feel a part of? Was it by race or class? If not, was it tiring to maintain your status, stay “cool”? How deeply did this sense of belonging define you? Did you notice those who were outside or on the fringe? Did the easy belonging feed or diminish insecurity? Have you found yourself working harder to fit in anywhere over the years?
Having trouble disabling the likes. Be glad I don’t come to fix your computer or fridge.