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Belonging. As You Like It.

“The longing to belong seems to be ancient and is at the core of our nature” The 1623 play As You Like It (AYLI) by William Shakespeare, the 2004 poem ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ from the Immigrant Chronicle by Peter Skryznecki and the 1942 painting Nighthawks by Edward Hopper. The play, poem and painting were constructed by completely different composers with completely different contexts, and this fact alone shows us that belonging is universal and will always play an important role in human life. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, written in 1943, demonstrates that a basic need of human beings is to feel a sense of love, acceptance and belonging in order to avoid problems such as loneliness and depression. The relevance of…