Posted: May 03, 2018 5:48 am
by surreptitious57
Ants or wasps or bees would probably not understand what individualism is. Any notion of being separate from the colony or hive would be as alien to them as the notion of universal collectivism is to us. It takes an incredible level of conditioning to
thinking of yourself as just part of society without any notion of individualism whatsoever. That is pushing the envelope way too far for serious consideration. My own philosophy is to be as detached as possible so avoid human beings much as I can. I would say that collectivism cannot work no matter how desirable it may be even if most of the human race and particularly in the West is blissfully unaware of it as an ideal solution in principle. But it can certainly be discussed as no idea should be
discarded less there is a very sound reason for doing so. And being incompatible with hive mind thinking is not such a reason