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Birds of a Feather

The saying, "Birds of a feather flock together,"  dates back to at least the mid-16th century.  In nature, birds are known to stick together in groups with their own feathered kind for protection.  There is safety in numbers.  Larger flocks are safer from predators.  The saying has come to mean that people with similar likes, tend to band together.  As a society, we form many different groups based on similar interests or qualities.   I find the saying to be relevant also in the Parkinson's community and I am sure it is true for other conditions as well.  I am more comfortable hanging out with others who have Parkinson's.  They get it.  No one else truly understands what it is like to live with Parkinson's except those living with it.  Care partners probably come the closest to understanding what it is like, but they also have their own flock. One doesn't truly know what it is like to care daily for someone with Parkinson's unless you have done it.   So do