where the wild flowers grow
I just see it as a comfort zone made out of humans..
I guess my opinion is if you're in one you seem to think of it as a tight, small group of friends. And if you think back to highschool, you'd notice the different types of people that hang out with the same people all year.. They rarely, if ever, make many friends outside of that group..and if they did, the other friend was rarely invited to that person's said group.
I don't mean to be stereotypical, but it's almost like the Popular cheerleader making buddies with the most unpopular girl in the school.. chances are, at least at that level of maturity, the cheerleader isn't going to want to introduce this girl to her other popular cheerleader friends.
Most cliques ARE stereotypical..but then again, I remember being friends with all types of people.. I never hung out with just one, or just a few. I made friends with just about anyone.
But say there's a group of four upperclass adult women, and another group of middleclass women all at the PTA? I'm sure, not all of the time, but I'm sure that adults do the same things as these highschool kids.
I actually don't mind the groups, it's a part of our nature.. It's almost habit, I'm sure.. I'd have to look into it more.
So, like said in previous thread, a clique is merely a group of people with the same interests.. and I've said this, and I'll say it again..
It's fine to have some close friends with common interests.. But, you'll also be losing out on a lot of new things by not..say,
expanding your horizons..
Sorry this is so long, my fingers took over.