+33 Individualism ruined society, amirite?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Individualism is a great concept, but it's been skewed and played into something more sinister anymore. I wish more people within America would travel outside of the country and see how other cultures embrace and support one another - especially Asian cultures and their collectivism.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

What was the turning point in the 60's?

by Famous_Parsley 1 month ago

The counterculture movement of the 60s. It debatably led to the outcome of today's society in terms of identity and individualism.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes.. it is all about loving yourself and do what makes you happy and it is competitive world, you need to be shrewd and do anything to survive even if means trampling on other ppl right... And then they go around and beg can you give me my right.... The vicious cycle continues..

by Anonymous 1 month ago

The number of people preaching self-love and acceptance while standing on the backs of others is hilarious. They'll shun any asking for help. Or spit venom behind others backs while spooning sugar in their face. Yet when they fall on a hard time and reach out, they don't understand how no one could respond.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

That's right.

by Intelligent_Dot 1 month ago

It's a scale you don't have to go full collectivism. Individualism is nesscary for a free society. It's just a balance I think that has slid too far in one direction.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Not sure what Universe you live in because from my perspective the trend has definitely gone more Collectivist. But we all see the world thru different lenses. Imagine a society where instead of everyone conforming to each other that everyone instead tried to be as original and unique as possible and that was celebrated. To me that's the ideal and potential for individualism, although I concede there is a more toxic lower octave to it as well.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Doesn't collectivitism start wars?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I have been. There forsure are still good places out there. It's just a general trend especially as cities get bigger.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Is It because of cities getting bigger or individualism???

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Big cities can exist with a sense of community. This is general change in values in the individualism/collectivism spectrum. It's just accelerated in certain areas. Smaller communities tend to be more collective and tight knit.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Do you think it's because of immigrants?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This was a self started movement. With or without immigration this path chosen by the west. If you look at many immigrant communities they still retain looking out for each other in the way lost by westerners. Even If it's only for their particular group.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

You don't sound like you're from the US.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Where do i sound like im from? Maybe my use of "westerners" threw you off. Because it sounds like I'm not from the west. I grew up on the US CAN boarder.

by Anonymous 1 month ago