It is hard for humans to survive on their own. They need a tribe. Challenges and pressures are hard on an individual in a group, but much greater for an individual in isolation. We talk about the ancient tribal human behaviors: loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation – that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. What can we learn from our tribe? What can we do to help our tribe flourish.
Just over a year ago, we did a podcast referring to Sebastian Junger‘s book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. As it turns out, Sebastian was a runner, and a pretty good one. Today, Sebastian joins The Nation and help us understand the concept of Tribe better and how it can relate to running.