The connection between race and radical departure is indirect, partly because of the underrepresentation of other groups in the middle class, and partly a result of the fact that joiners look especially for groups made up of members almost exactly like themselves. Different as the joiners were in personality, talent, and interests, there are similarities among them. Reviews of all the statistics that have been gathered about radical departures indicate that the divorce rate in joiners' families is considerably below the national rate. This chapter describes the word "children" to refer to joiners in spite of their chronological age. Some joiners have no friends at all. They are convinced that peers couldn't possibly understand them—a conviction that certainly precludes intimacy. Joiner's version of belief is equally conditional. To them an ideology should, without the effort of their own analysis, offer ever answer absolutely.