Society Is Created By and For the Individual – Not the Other Way Around!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Freedom at 5 AM,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"We must stop thinking of the Individual and start thinking about what is best for society." - Hillary Clinton

“We must stop thinking of the Individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” – Hillary Clinton

My Commentary: Nope. This is purely mythical, completely illogical thinking. Lest we forget: Society is created by and for the Individual; the Individual is not created by and for society.

Society requires the Individual to exist; the Individuals does not require society to exist!

In essence, the Individual is the smallest natural unit of humanity, existing from the very beginning of humankind. And, over time, Individuals have voluntarily chosen to peacefully associate within societal structures solely because of the benefits that such associations yield them. Otherwise, the Individual would not consent to, nor participate in, such arrangements. It is completely fallacious, short-sighted, and backwards “reasoning” to advocate for the needs of society at the expense of the Individual, as society only exists through the consensual efforts of the Individual, and due to the benefits that such cooperation produces!

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