I remember the first time I attended a football match as a teenager. If you have ever been to one, you know how the energy of the crowd sucks you in.
As a teenager, I was pretty impressed. Even before the game started, I was already chanting and jumping with the different groups.
How come an introverted teenager like me was now singing and jumping in a football game? The collective energy of everyone around you sucks you in.
There are no thoughts, just pure energy in the air that is spread with the voices of thousands of people singing in unison and having the same energy.
The collective energy of a group can consistently overpower your own. Not all events are good or innocent, like chanting in a football match. Plenty of negative events can be associated with it since people in groups behave quite differently than when alone.
So the magnetic energy of the group sucks you in a lot easier and can make you do things that you wouldn’t normally do.
Joining the group’s energy can be good or bad. There is not an answer that is right 100% of the time.
For example, you probably wouldn’t want to join the group’s energy when it’s a negative one that harms other people around you or makes you do things you prefer not to do.
But it can also be a good catharsis to go to a concert of your favorite band and join that group’s energy for 2 hours, where the collective energy draws you in.
That’s why it’s essential to be aware of the energy surrounding you and consciously choose whether you want to participate in that energy or if you should leave.
A situation can also happen where you can never join a group’s energy in any circumstance like you always resist external influences. If this is the case, my educated guess tells me that you’ll also have problems truly bonding with people since your natural tendency is to close yourself down and block external influences as if you live in your personal bubble.
While it’s not good to blindly be sucked in any group’s energy is also not a good idea to permanently be closed off. As usual, awareness gives you the freedom of a conscious choice.