by Namira Shameem
From early days, humans have subsisted on forming groups and communities, whether it be for strategic reasons, or mere kinship and connection. The threads tying people have gotten more entangled as we evolved from mere groups of hunters and gatherers to families, friends, and societies. As we begin each critical phase of our lives, we encounter people and forge networks that nudge, nourish and nurture us, shaping our mindsets and beliefs.
As university students, finding a community involves becoming part of friend circles, student organizations, and/or societies that help us thrive intellectually, equip us with skills to help us learn and grow, or merely provide us with friendships and a sense of belonging. Initially, mere conversations with like-minded individuals suffice as an incentive to partake in such clubs. But more tangible outcomes also lure us into these societies and motivate us to pursue this quest of knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing.
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