Individualism Thrown Out the Window

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Individualism Thrown Out the Window In order to maintain a civilized society, it is necessary to work towards the betterment of the group opposed to self-improvement. The idealism of “inalienable rights” and “natural rights” has been drilled into American’s heads since birth. This core belief is due to our Founding Fathers notions and prevalent verse stated within both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. One must throw personal wants and motivations aside for the just cause of benefitting the masses. Collectivism is an idea that a person’s life belongs not to him or her but to the group of which they are merely a part of, that he or she lacks rights, and that they must sacrifice their values and goals for the group’s “greater good.” Collectivists often focus on the community or society. It is often used as an element in many diverse and different types of government and economic, political and educational philosophies through history and most human cultures in practice sometimes contain elements of both individualism and collectivism. Different examples of collectivist cultures include Japan and India.According to collectivism, the society is the basic unit of moral concern, and the individual is of value so far as he serves the group. Media figures such as Lady Gaga, promote individuality, this is not necessarily deeming her bad. If every one of her fans or those wanting to follow the movement of individualism that want to be overly unique the cause is lost. It is cult-like nowadays to be “true to one’s self”. There is no communication began with the Hippie movement, or open ear wanting to hear the needs of one’s own community. With the explosion of social media, many find it essential to function in society today. The use of social media is a factor making a division in community. Ignoring responsibilities towards society by focusing on the lure of
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