Beta Culture: A Place to Stand, and People to Stand With

Picture these two groups of people and see if you can guess the rule that groups each together into common classes. A: Amish. Hutterites. Hasidic Jews. Jehovah’s Witnesses. Atheists. B: Catholics. Scientologists. Southern Baptists. Mormons. Ku Klux Klan. It’s this: Members of the first group are generally inward-directed. They focus their interests within their own group, and mostly don’t expect others to give way to their beliefs or practices. Of others, they expect only to be … [Read more...]