There's a sense of belonging and purpose, a feeling of family, a direction in life, causes to stand up for and friends who support you.
There's a reason to love, a reason to hate, a reason to get up in the morning and hopes to dream about at night. This is what the red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) offers and it's enticing, irresistible.
For the moment, forget whether or not they are paid to protest. For the moment, forget that Pheu Thai politicians and Thaksin Shinawatra's business allies finance the movement. For the moment, forget all the political branding and baggage. At the end of the day, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Thais flock to the UDD banner simply because the movement offers that one thing humans crave most _ the feeling that they matter in a society that has always deemed them of very little importance.
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