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The Individualist Creates the Collective
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9/4/2015 4:10:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
The individualist creates of oneself a disconnect, an emotional island in which he, or she, feels empathy for oneself but not for the surrounding world.
This creates for the collective a type of, as you will, vortex, a break in the continuity of emotional connectivity.
Being emotionally set apart from the collective, the members closest to the individualist are contrasted by and therefore in part defined by his, or her, lack of emotional connectivity. Being partly defined, the collectivist sees oneself as an individual. He, or she, is in part set free from the homogeneous mass. Therefore, once encountered, the collectivist, in order, to sustain one's identity must in part find disagreement with the collective desirable. In other words, he, or she, must rebel. The collectivist is thusly attracted to the individualist and, therefore, his, or her, brand of individualism.
En masse, the collectivist is lost as merely in a homogeneous whole, a whole much larger than oneself and a whole that has absorbed various personalities, giving all identifying factors to the group. The group takes all meaning and value to itself. The significance of the individual is sacrificed to the purpose of the collective.
However, given a taste of individualism, the collectivist finds meaning and value in individualism; it is by this mechanism the individualist attracts the collectivist. It is the gravitational pull of the Individualist that goes into the creation of a collective. Without the desire or defining factors of individualism, there would be no meaning, purpose, intent, or significance of a group. In other words, the collectivist does not embody purpose, or intention, but only seeks for it in others. The individualist being a negative force attracts the positive energy of the group.
The individualist is not invested in the welfare of the group other than to promulgate his, or her, own meaning and significance.