We all have memories of what being in the playground felt like. Hopefully some of those memories are good and filled with fun and laughter and lots of experiences where we forged alliances and made pinkie promises and got into crazy adventures. Some of those friendships may even have endured beyond school and have become a bedrock in our lives now.
If so, that is wonderful and can give a real sense of certainty and enduring connection. But other memories may not be so good and can still be giving a great sense of insecurity and lack of connection because, even though years may have passed, some friendships and experiences can bounce us straight back into that playground.