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That is why movements appeal to the weak-minded and the insecure; those who believe they are not pretty enough or not successful enough or who are bitter about how their lives are going. It is very comforting to them to be shown someone else that they can blame all their woes on; but it also deeply damaging to them because it cripples their own sense of agency and stifles determination and ambition. Telling a kid in school that the whole world conspires to keep them down is nothing short of child abuse because you are feeding that kid a self-fulfilling prophesy.


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