‘Human beings are not built to be indifferent to the waves and pulses of their social world. For most of us the question is whether we have even the slightest reluctance to drift along with the flow. The person who genuinely wants to think will have to develop strategies for recognizing the subtlest of social pressures, confronting the pull on the in-group and disgust for the out-group. The person who wants to think will have to practice patience and master fear.’
Alan Jacobs, How to Think, p.23.