Because those who enter the kingdom must enter as individuals, the way to the kingdom is never the path of least resistance but a narrow, difficult and winding way. As long as a person is identical with a group consciousness, he or she follows the easiest road, inclining to those instincts, attitudes and mass movements that are the easiest to follow at the time. An individual set against the group consciousness, however, begins to swim up the stream instead of down and suffers the pain and difficulty of becoming conscious, no longer able to hide from anxiety in a mass identity. Anxiety is inevitable for those who enter into the kingdom.
– John Sanford