You live in an era where the individual is touted as the supreme authority in one’s life. Individuals vie for positions of power, control and authority. In fact, the individual has become so important that one person can have an affect on an entire community, society, culture or country. If an individual does not like a song or a prayer, their rights must be protected disregarding all others’ opinions.
The individual has become adversarial in our society.
Yet, in this time of human rights, individual expression, and the right to follow the beat of “your own drum,” more people than ever before are unhappy with their lot in life, insecure in the fortress of individuality they have built around themselves to protect them from the enemy—the other.
The spirit of community in your current society is seen as an optional adventure into interaction with others. To belong to a country, a society or a culture is determined by how much that structure can assist the individual. The pendulum has swung from a time of societal tyranny and control to individual anarchy and dominance.
The point of human rights, individualized expression, and its relationship to the community’s well being has been lost.
Yet when one fully understands […]