The head of Goldwater’s California operation “what was so uncomfortable around people that he worked up a routine to deal with employees with whom he was forced to share an elevator: “Taken your vacation yet?” he would ask when they entered; answer took just long enough to deliver him to his fourth-floor office.

It’s basically the same in all periods of societies. If you belong to the majority, you can avoid thinking about lots of troubling things.’
‘And those troubling things are all you /can/ think about when you’re one of the few.’
‘That’s about the size of it,’ she said mournfully. ‘But maybe, if you’re in a situation like that, you learn to think for yourself.’
‘Yes, but maybe what you end up thinking for yourself /about/ is all those troubling things.

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