Most social organizations have a dynamic that presents itself fairly quickly once you include yourself. You become part of that dynamic.
Over time, with the addition of new social participants and the exit of older ones, that dynamic changes. It’s in a constant state of flux.
Sometimes, that dynamic is such that it precludes one’s continuation in that organization. Or at minimum, causes one to examine that participation with the idea of increasing it, limiting it or completely excluding it.
One of those organizations that I chose to exclude from my agenda was the Fraternal Order of Police. While I was an active police officer I did not join or participate in that organization because of the social dynamic.
Now that I am no longer an active police officer, my social organizations have changed. And I find myself examining my level of participation in them.