“I Got Mine-Ism” Amongst Cult and ex-Cult Members

The Unbearable Smugness of Bypassing

Matthew Remski
5 min readApr 14, 2021

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I’ll preface this post by saying that, in accordance with the clinical research, I do not believe there are strong correlations between prior life experience and the likelihood that a person will join or stay in a cult (or “totalist”, or “high-demand” group.) What follows is a speculation, based on memory and anecdote…

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