Has our society changed to where joining things to become an official part of a group isn't seen as something that needs to be done? What perception does 'joining' offer someone in positive ways. What is the perception of negative things about joining hold.
I see many groups struggling with this, churches, civic groups, bike clubs.
What was offered in joining 30 years ago compared to today?
No answers here, just pondering the phenomenon of needing to join vs not needing to join.
In many ways it comes down to a perceived WITFM (Whats In It For Me) vs at what cost.
For sure the closeness of contact via electronic means is one thing. I know when considering something I can easily reach out and touch a number of folks about a ride, going out to eat, joining me for an event, ask for help or advice on a project. I think that a new model of 'clubs' will have to be understood in order to help any group successful evolve to how things are done with those several generations behind me.