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    Individualism vs Collectivism "It takes two flints to make a fire." --Louisa May Alcott The statement above embodies the notion that working together is ideal and efficient when it comes to taking on a very cumbersome or an intensely hard task. Here the division of labor comes into play and in a little time, the intensely hard task is completed and in some cases the benefits of working together supersedes that of working alone, but the whole idea of collectivism or group work is built on the…

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    seem pleasing to a person at the time, helping that person fit in. However, straying away from the crowd shows individuality. Pretending can grow tiresome where individuals do as they please. Many authors have written about the true meaning of individualism and the traits that come along in their work. In the novel, Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro wrote about a clone, Kathy, and her life growing up at the school of Hailsham and the impact it had on her. Throughout the story many emotions are…

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    In a person is an individualist, he or she will put their needs over the groups. Individualists tend to distance themselves from other people and usually keeps their emotions to themselves. On the other hand, collectivists put the groups problems over their personal problems. The collectivists must sacrifice their rights for the groups greater good. Animal Farm is a story by George Orwell that symbolizes the Soviet Union in the 1900s. Two of the major events that occur in the story are the fall…

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    Equality tested the idea of individualism when creating his light, but he was shut down because the society leaders did not want individualism therefore their society was primitive. Every man of the Home of Scholars had to agree upon an idea for it to be tried and tested. Inventing alone causes work to get done quicker because individuals…

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    “But God has so composed the body giving great honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that if the member may have the same care for one another. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:24-25, 27). God created humans to work and be in fellowship with one another while using the gifts that God individually gave to each person. Unfortunately, due to the fall of man, the relationship created between community and…

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    Individualism is a characteristic that each system, being, and society possess. It is an aspect that can only be achieved by the particular system or being transcending from itself to experience something from the third person perspective. Each system, being, or society must look from the outside and observe the needs that are specific to it and try fulfilling them even if those needs aren’t the same as some other system. This system-specific need is what makes it a system, such as the ant…

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    individuality how could a person have a sense creativity or self worth. Without anything that makes someone an individual what are we? In Ayn Rand's Anthem we find Equality 7-2521 who struggles to find individuality in a society that excludes individualism. Although individuality is excluded from this collectivist society it is Equality’s primary motivation in his experiments. He seeks the knowledge that not even the smartest people in the world know and the feeling of being the only individual…

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    and Individualism play a central role in each novel’s (or novella in the case of Anthem) plot. Although the storylines, characters and settings are different, the hardships that the protagonists face are one in the same. Both are individuals in a society where true individualism is frowned upon, discouraged and punishable. However in each book while living under a repressive regime our protagonists fought and clawed their way through pain and suffering to gain their own version individualism and…

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    test. This makes it hard for Generation Me because constantly having to rely on themselves does not create any close friends to help them in school. It is either all about them and what they think about themselves or no one at all. Describing individualism in students, Samantha Raphelson, publisher of the article “Getting Some ‘Me’ Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic,” she points out that, “Some scholars argue that millennials aren’t entitled-- they just have more time to be…

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    to receive a friend request confirmation from his ex-girlfriend. It is clear that while an individualistic society is one that promotes the celebration of one’s self and one’s desires, it is not an ideal society as the self-centered nature of individualism can lead to selfish actions and eventually isolation from…

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