So this week we’re talking about cliques and, as Kiki summed up in her post, I think the reason most people want to be in a clique is to give them a sense of belonging. And to take this one step further, I think that most people want to belong because deep down we all feel like we don’t.
Or is that just me?
The thing is, despite being part of a popular group at school, I still felt like a complete outsider. I also felt quite invisible and I remember once being in a completely bizarre conversation where I would say something and no one would respond, and then my best friend would repeat it and suddenly everyone would laugh.
And I’m being serious here. My words were repeated verbatim and everyone laughed like it was the first time they’d heard them.
This was about the time I pinched my arm to check if I still existed.
Of course now I find it quite amusing, but at the time I remember feeling quite traumatised by it. So has this ever happened to anyone else where you have literally felt invisible when you were part of a group?