This is standard wounded-hero nonsense out of Zed. While I can’t speak to all of his experienced I can at least speak to the portion I was present for:
So, in standard Zed style: he is right and everyone else is an asshole and he has no choice but to give into the assholes. Boohoo.
He’s replaced the referenced section on the book website. It’s available from archive.org:
The critique above seems a bit thin and comes across a bit pseudo-theoretical—is there any additional context?