The world is composed of societies. Societies are made up groups. Groups are made up individuals, also known as people. A group is made up of people who share common goals, purposes, or basic purposes. This event creates solidarity – a sense of belonging in a group. In other words, solidarity is a bond in a society/neighborhood/group/family that keeps people connected in some way or the other. Solidarity is a vital part of any society and any community. Solidarity was essential for maintaining peace and unity within smaller communities, as well as to guarantee agreement and support for association among other communities. A community is a group of people who find a common ground in the midst of many different societies. It also implies a shared language or set of values that define us as human beings. Solidarity is morally based on the principle of offering assistance to those who are in need. Solidarity is a way to empower others and where human rights can still be respected. Solidarity can create an environment that allows us to see and accept the full scope of our obligations and commitments. Solidarity is built on mutual respect for each other’s uniqueness and a deep sense of energy about our fundamental humanity – that we are individuals with characteristic self-esteem. The concept of social solidarity is used to represent a broad public that seeks out common interests, rather than individual ones. Solidarity, which is an all-inclusive quality and one of the most important human rights, should be the foundation of universal relations with the goal of ensuring that everyone has equal access to the benefits of life. It involves the sharing of responsibility and the commitment between the members of the community and society.
Durkheim explains that solidarity can be divided into two types: organic and mechanical solidarity. This so-called mechanical solidarity is when people feel a sense of connection because they are doing similar work, have the same religion, and have the same education. It also means that solidarity can be found in smaller communities and traditional families. If we say that mechanical solidarity is found within traditional families, then it is possible to assume that organic solidarity is an individual’s need or desire for help. We have both solidarity as an instrumental value as well as solidarity as a moral one, as we discussed in class. This can be connected to Durkheim’s theory if we look closely. We stated that solidarity is an instrumental value. Individuals’ self-interest motivates them to form corporations, which can be linked to organic solidarity. We have two options: solidarity as a moral and mechanical value. Solidarity is a moral value that involves groups of people looking out for one another, as well as taking care of them.
Solidarity means understanding how to continue with individuals. It’s a social conduct that makes attachment and social ties between individuals within an organization. Solidarity is a personal thing. Every person’s experience of solidarity will be different. One person may find solidarity by working with others, while another may find solidarity listening to other people’s stories. It could be said that solidarity can be described as the art of working with people within your community and with others outside your community. Also, it is about learning to accept differences in each person. Solidarity demands that each of us examine our lives and make changes to better understand our role in the world. Solidarity helps us to see people not as tools or wares to advance our own interests, but as friends, partners, and neighbors. Solidarity encourages us to consider the people in high-intensity positions responsible for our choices. These choices can eventually influence networks across the country. If we ask ourselves and others these difficult questions, and hold ourselves and our social order accountable, then we can start to act and work towards a more simple world. To move beyond a top-down approach to poor people that sees them as uninvolved beneficiaries, but to one that is flat and where all individuals merit nobility, it is necessary to be in solidarity with one another.