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“A tribe is a creed”

A tribe is not a race, or even a population… a tribe is a creed; it is a team that has agreed upon a set of symbols – including sacred values – that identify membership. A creed is a mechanism that glues together disparate small camps and bands of cohabitating humans into a singular identity and shared purpose. Those who know the codes have in their possession a social passport.

David R. Samson, 2023

From the book Our Tribal Future: How to Channel our Foundational Human Instincts Into a Force for Good

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