Your 50 years old, having grown up in present society,fairly well educated.
Suddenly awake and find yourself all alone,totally nude,you have nothing but you!,.(summer).in a World similar to your past environment: for example: I will select the upper Mississippi river area "drift-less" area,due to fact I know the area quite well,at least best of any,as living in this area and spending much time on the river.
What would you Do?- (after your done freaking out and get a grip on reality,your "Alone"this is going take some days, weeks etc,Yet you only have limited time before your so miserable and die or you kill yourself...(yet your surrounded by the beauty of Nature)
If you have any Addictions,very quickly you will start finding out what they are
It doesn't Matter to the Least who you where,the last time you where in a World with people and all modern technology,your Ego is lost in this regard,Lets say you Where a millionaire!,or:
Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice
The fundamental political conflict in America today is, as it has been for a century, individualism vs. collectivism. Does the individual’s life belong to him—or does it belong to the group, the community, society, or the state? With government expanding ever more rapidly—seizing and spending more and more of our money on “entitlement” programs and corporate bailouts, and intruding on our businesses and lives in increasingly onerous ways—the need for clarity on this issue has never been greater. Let us begin by defining the terms at hand.
Individualism is the idea that the individual’s life belongs to him and that he has an inalienable right to live it as he sees fit, to act on his own judgment, to keep and use the product of his effort, and to pursue the values of his choosing. It’s the idea that the individual is sovereign, an end in himself, and the fundamental unit of moral concern. This is the ideal that the American Founders set forth and sought to establish when they drafted the Declaration and the Constitution and created a country in which the individual’s rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness were to be recognized and protected.
As long as the Individual lives on earth, you are not Alone,thus we must live in a balanced harmony between being a Individual (individualism) as part of a society(collectivism). However in America , I see it as a distorted sorted individualism,of a egoism,self-agenda state, which denies the collective state,or sees the importance of nurturing the society,by way of self improvement,and a defined role of government,almost as though we are in a "State of Apathy",a lost of empathy for our society as a whole.-just my thought 8/22/2018