Rugged Individualism

A community of mushrooms

If there’s one thing this Pandemic has taught us over the past year, it is this: rugged and exaggerated forms of individualism are dangerous. I’ve never been more aware of the strengths of community as I am now. George Bernard Shaw said, “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.”

If we want the future to be ethically moral and compassionately successful, we have to shift ourselves from the mindset of “I” to the mindset of “we.”

13 thoughts on “Rugged Individualism”

  1. The lighting on this is perfect, especially for what you wrote about rugged and exaggerated forms of individualism can be dangerous. I am glad you titled it because it looked like some sort of dangerous serpent to me at first. 🙂

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