What does it mean to belong?
I believe that it is your birthright to be honored as a fellow human being, prior to having a decision made about you.
This does not necessarily mean that you are to demand expressions of love or unearned respect, but rather that by nature, you are worthy of reverence and of feeling loved without conditions, because you are a living being. This right requires no more than your existence and entails the compassion of others who exist.
To belong is to recognise the eternal light and innocence within others, no matter their choices, as they recognise it within you, no matter yours.
This is no easy task.
It is also one of the most rewarding virtues a human could aspire to master, making the journey that is living worth embarking on.