As Andrew Wittman, Ph.D., author of 7 Secrets of Resilience for Parents writes, “Consciousness is contagious”.
There is no better illustration of a contagious consciousness than within the belly of mindset, i.e., group thought where patterns orchestrate for a selective purpose.
Group thought’s siren attract those seeking a-belong-to for a cause, mission and/or need.
As research reveals abandonment serves as a threat to a pivotal human need; we simply do not want to be avoided, discounted or left out; not a life sentence once disclosed.
The difference between those who find solace within a mindset's cocoon and those who butterfly-free is curiosity, the natural want to know. Its innate call solicits those seeking a broader scope beyond a mindset's containment.
In fairness, not all mindset is unworthy. For those tunneled a back-end benefit awaits; self-discovery.
Common curiosity can come to the rescue if one is willing to simply question:
... What value is my time spent?
... At what expense does my energy reap?
... Is my own cause well served?
Mindset can hold, convince and persuade; but only the unaware.