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    people, meanwhile, it also causes the discuss of the embodiment of American individualism in it. What is American Individualism? What is the embodiment of individualism in American daily life? Individualism is a political and social philosophy that emphasizes the worth of the individual. It attaches great importance to individual freedom, with broad emphasis on self-domination and self-control. As a philosophy, individualism conveys the general attitude towards certain political, economic,…

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    well-being or life-satisfaction, one primarily needs to understand the value systems in place that differ cultural groups in that aspect. Despite the fact that there has been numerous ways to evaluate the cultural influence on people, “the framework of individualism and collectivism has been used as most frequently:…

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    Individualism is a highly controversial topic, as its outlook varies tremendously on a global scale. According to a ClearlyCultural survey, an overwhelming ninety one percent of American favor individualism rather than collectivism. In essence, an individual is more important than the group not only because he stimulates talent and creativity but also because he innovates the world and maintains diversity. Likewise, a sensational figure of individualistic prowess would be the most popular…

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    capitalism, individualism developed from the change in the value of individual labor and nostalgia for the frontier. As the increasingly moral middle-class became more solidified, the wage gap increased, and the northerners became increasingly economically different from the south, the reform impulse grew. Reform impulse borrowed from the rhetoric of the individualism, exploring its discrepancies concerning the working class, women, and both enslaved and freed African-Americans. Individualism…

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    Institutions, ideologies and individualism all are interconnected concepts which influence one another. Institutions group people together under the same umbrella of ideology. Any institution is merely a system in which each person in it is handed a script and that script is the same for everyone so that the institution could propagate its own ideology. Individualism is a characteristic of a person, a characteristic which is composed of original ideas to solve its’ own problems no matter what…

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    Throughout the course of world history, humans have tried to find meaning by creating languages, inventing religions, and attaining classical educations. Individualism is essentially an ideology asserting that the individual must think of his person as an end in itself and not as a means to the ends of others or something else that is placed above him. For example, an absolute individualist does not accept that the goal of his life is the good of society. One’s first goal is one’s own good and…

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    Individualist vs Collectivist An individualistic culture is one where individuals value and appreciate their freedom and personal independence (McLean, 2010). Often times the individual will require some assistance, but the outcome still comes from the individual themselves. In an individualistic culture individual rights take center stage, independence is highly valued, dependency is looked down upon, and people are self-reliant (Cherry, 2016). People tend to be strong, assertive, self-reliant…

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    Have you ever thought of living in a place where everyone is the same and one is different? Boring, right. In the book Anthem, Rand fully expresses her thoughts about the role of the individualism and of society. Anthem is a dystopian novel, written in 1937 and published in England in 1938. The book is about a dystopian society, in which there is no “I” and only “we” is allowed. The dictatorship of Anthem tries to keep the members of its society brainwashed by focusing on the importance of…

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    the Heart” by Robert Bellah discusses how individualism is rooted in the heart of American culture. Bellah points the different American cultures that exist across the country, which all have one value in common: the emphasis on the individual. In America, each person should be given the opportunity to strive towards their own will for their life. Another thing Robert Bellah brings up is that community is important in creating a balance between individualism and public life, because people who…

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    in Anthem. She views egoism as an extension to Individualism. Throughout the story Prometheus discovers that ego is not a bad thing and becomes an egoist. By the end of the book Prometheus uses his own self interests to drive himself, putting his own motives above those of his “brother’s” motives which is a primary focus in The Soul of the Collectivist. Anthem primarily features collectivism versus individualism. Ayn Rand believes that individualism is the more important of the two traits as is…

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