Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Finding a Tribe

"[Bill] Bishop [the author of The Big Sort] argues that we have come to demand living arrangements that won't challenge us. We seek confirmation and validation from those around us, even if it is just a matter of our pastimes. Wesleyan College in Connecticut caters to this desire, by offering twenty-eight different dorms organized around themes, including one for 'eclectic' students.(Apparently even dislike of themes is a theme.) Colgate College in New York has a dorm for the lovers of foreign films. Affinity is a big draw."

- Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

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