I came across this thought provoking daily prompt “What’s more important? Community or Individuality? While it may seem like a simple question, nothing is ever truly that simple.
Obviously community is better. A group of people working together to benefit the whole community instead of one person should be the goal. Make sure that everyone is going to benefit. But that has its own problems.
What if some people in the community decide not to do their part. Should they be kicked out of said community? And who is to decide and what is the criteria if there is a panel? A community only works when everyone does their part but not everyone does. Some people will take advantage.
What about individuality? Everyone should look out fort themselves. That is generally how most people live because when something bad happens, more then likely, people are not going to come to your aid. You have only yourself. While that mindset keeps the individual afloat, the community is hurt when people don’t come together to tackle problems affecting them community.
The best answer is to do a little bit of both. Don’t rely too much on the community but also come together to make sure the community as a whole is in a healthy state.
What is your stance on this question? Individuality or Community?