“When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. it’s because a little piece gets lost — the two remaining ends couldn’t fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.” – David Levithan
If you have learnt how friction takes place in real life physics, then you will agree more with David Levithan. Molecules come together make bonds: weak or strong and then due to some external force they have to break; off. It happens all the time, even when you where scrolling your fingeres on the touchpad or moved the mouse, and your fingers have lost a few atoms…
When applying this wisdom to culture you will find that the same happens with people. People enter your social circle, a bond forms, strengthens with time and then one day it has to break due to some force.
The force could be external or internal. But the breaking is ineluctable. Even lifelong relations are broken in the face of death.
But this separation also ensures that some part of us , conscious or subconscious , has been affected by them.Same happens with the other person.
The whole shape has changed.
But unlike things people can again come together and they might fit in snugly.
Unlike the above two ,Political Organisations are ready to defy all the rules at any time.
They can make alliance. They can break alliance.They can do it over and over again.
PS: this might come as somewhat incoherent but i have allowed myself to type directly.