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There is a satisfaction for those of gregarious temperaments in merging with a crowd of other people. Why is this? It may be the emotional support they feel they are getting from the presence of these others sharing a like mood at the same time. It may be a kind of emotional drunkenness brought about by the sense of camaraderie of all belonging together, but it may also be that the ego is momentarily lost in the crowd's ego and to that extent lost to the person temporarily--although not attuned, of course, to any high level. Nevertheless it is a kind of liberation from the ego.

-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 4: Those Who Seek > # 91

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