Remember cliques? Those little groups that formed in high school, usually amongst girls?
Cliques were when little clans of two or three girls would gather in hallways, bathrooms, lunchrooms and the gym. Anyone who wanted to enter their exclusive group was given a non-verbal look that said loud and clear, “you’re just not cool.”
Fast forward to a group of 30-something women (never men – they are just not into cliques!). These types of scenarios occur with adults as well, unfortunately. Snobbishness, exclusionary behaviors, talking only to folks from one’s inner circles and not trying to expand horizons and meet new people. Intolerance, prejudice, elitism. It’s all there.
Last night my husband and I had an amazing, warm and fuzzy experience at a lovely party. Continue reading