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Venturing outside one’s zone of comfort—the tribe, the neighborhood, the business channel, the language, the skin color, the national anthem—is seldom an undertaking done voluntarily. This behavior has been termed, among others things, as “ethnic nepotism,” and defined as the human tendency for in-group bias or favoritism

— International ManMarch 2012 Venturing outside one’s zone of comfort—the tribe, the neighborhood, the business channel, the language, the skin color, the national anthem—is seldom an undertaking done voluntarily. This behavior has been termed, among others things, as “ethnic nepotism,” and defined as the human tendency for in-group bias or favoritism.”

All forms of dedication, devotion, loyalty and self-surrender are in essence a desperate clinging to something which might give worth and meaning to our futile, spoiled lives.

“When our individual interests and prospects do not seem worth living for, we are in desperate need of something apart from us to live for. All forms of dedication, devotion, loyalty and self-surrender are in essence a desperate clinging to something which might give worth and meaning to our futile, spoiled lives. Hence the embracing …

There is a fundamental difference between the appeal of a mass movement and the appeal of a practical organization

“There is a fundamental difference between the appeal of a mass movement and the appeal of a practical organization. The practical organization offers opportunities for self-advancement, and its appeal is mainly self-interest. On the other hand, a mass movement, particularly in its active, revivalist phase, appeals not to those intent on bolstering and advancing a …