The cost of being unusual

Overall the more mixed the crowd, and the greater the number of dimensions of status and achievement, the greater the chance that unusual people will find a means of excelling or just surviving or fitting in. ┬áTo put it another way, the mixing of populations lowers the cost of being unusual. ┬áThat’s why gay people are especially likely to choose the coasts and major cities rather than small towns in the Midwest.

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