I like it that you do, and discovering your appreciation for encyclopedia made my day… My parents gave me one as a kid, best gift ever! I’m particularly fond of dictionaries myself, they make for good reading. :-)
As for belonging to something bigger, sure, like a country (although America is making this really difficult right now), or a group of language speakers, or… humans. At least that last one is something we all have in common!
I’ll probably revisit all this at some point. Also glad to have read you more. Now I can call you Anthony rather than just A!