Sunday, June 13, 2010

The relevance of individuality.

"I'm unique,just like everyone else" - This is a catchy slogan that I have seen a lot of times , in a number of places. The seemingly self-contradicting statement brings out an important question that is quite relevant in today's world - How important and relevant is individuality in the world today?
Sadly, individuality seems to be a not-so-important thing ,with most people automatically conforming to a set group mentality , sometimes without even being aware of the change in them.One's peer group seems to influence a person's outlook on things to fit in line with a perceived 'normal' one.When an individual faces off against a group,more often than not,the will of th individual seems to be subjugated by the collective will and even if the individual really does not comply with the subjugation, he is perceived as inferior but he group in question and eventually,for the sake of maintaining his individuality,he is forced to ally with the group.
That leaves us with a conundrum of sorts with regards to the strength of individuality versus hive-minded collective strength.

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