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Forum Post: The Permission Of Individualism

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 22, 2011, 6:02 p.m. EST by guynorth (33)
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The philosophy of individualism is inherently isolationist which consequently teaches man to distance himself from the unfortunate plight of another man for fear it threaten the pursuit of his own happiness and fruition; and to accommodate this rationality without conflict, the unfortunate man is placed in ridiculed assumption that his plight is solely the responsibility of his own hand.

Institutions of finance are better served when man insists on distancing himself from his fellow-man so to better preserve his self-interest of pursuing social stability through accruing debt for no other purpose than to achieve position of ownership alleviated from debt, thereby condemning the individual unto the sole responsibility for his degree of ineptitude in financial liberation, and declaring gratitude for the inequitable lending for the undue extended privilege of this at-interest indenture for the endeavor of an invested liberty which will never mature its trusted dividend.



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[-] 2 points by guynorth (33) 12 years ago

It is a marvel to see what assumptions are made by implication of the original posting.

I never once suggested any specific counter-philosophy, such as socialism; of which, since the subject is now brought up, is not the same as the government of socialism - the two are cardinally different subject matters.

Friends and families often function under socialist philosophies with each other to some degree or another, but this does not mean that they are party to a socialist ideal of governing.

The original comment above was a statement which discusses the hazards of individualism in regards to the permissions it grants to a financial infrastructure when there is such setup as a primary necessity to attempt to achieve liberation from the need of lending.

Though not all animals function from strictly individualist psychology, even if all animals were to do so, animals are short the primary focus of the original statement - a financial institution in which lies the access at interest to their endeavored liberty of societal equity.

[-] 2 points by losthumanity (58) 12 years ago

Right on.

[-] 1 points by HCabret (-327) 11 years ago

"for fear it threaten the pursuit of his own happiness and fruition" Individualism is not utilitarianism. It is simply the recognition that each person is thier own person and that each person is able to make up their own mind for themselves.

The Buddha said that compassion for yourself equals compassion for all others Gandhi said that you must first change yourself before you can even consider changing others

Collectivism takes away the ability of each person to make up thier own mind and instead institutes groupthink as the rule, essetially outlawing free, creative and innovative thought.

My point is that you care for others, without having to give up your mind to the collective.

Resistance is most certainly NOT fultile.

[-] -1 points by Choicesmatter (93) 12 years ago

Socialism is inherently co-dependent which consequently teaches people that they can live off of others via state authority.

[-] -1 points by Pitviper (4) 12 years ago

Individualism is the philosophy of NATURE.... All creatures in nature support themselves with all their might to the highest degree... the collective whole is thus one machine that supports itself to the highest degree. Nature also never required a "government". www.individualism.asia

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 12 years ago

Collectivism is the philosophy of NATURE

[-] 1 points by Pitviper (4) 12 years ago

Individualism and collectivism are but harmonic reflections of one another... As every group (collective) of individuals(individuals) is but ONE organism (back to individual again) they are actually one thing, just viewed from different levels of magnitude... and why did you have to hide that response? www.energy-economy.org peace

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 12 years ago

In nature, it is collectivism between representatives of the same specie and individualism among different species. In capitalism we treat each individual as a different specie separated from the rest. We, as the most evolved specie known should aim higher, much higher, higher then race, higher then nation, higher then species. We should look at our planet as a single organism which is very sick, in fight with itself and need us humans to help it.

[-] 0 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 11 years ago

Aren't we ourselves "in nature"? But even if you are referring to the carnivorous mammals, as I assume, this isn't really true - in nature the fittest always capitalizes.