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Does your need to be part of a group trump your right to be an individual?

Pertinent question in a society which now prioritizes group thinking over critical thinking.
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
I'll always be a part of a group/community, due to my ethnicity and culture but that doesn't mean I have to be like everyone else nor do I want to be.

I think people forget they can belong or identify with a group and still be an individual.

Here's a comic analogy (because i like comics) Batman is a part of the justice league, that doesn't mean he has to go with everything they do and he stops being batman.
therighttothink50 · 56-60, M
[@352419,5thApprentice] Why not be part of a group based on your values? Wouldn't that make a little more sense rather than the obvious culture or race.
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
[@5571,therighttothink50] Yeah and that too of course. You can belong to more than one group.
chris62ca · 56-60, M
No. Maybe when I was younger.
Robert · 61-69, M
Which society? The 'Human Race' counts as a group. In some societies, group action equates to survival. As to Trump, I think Groucho Marx's quote about clubs applies.
If the Kenyan suggested arming teachers and giving them a ‘carry bonus’ liberals would be lining up to suck his ass...
therighttothink50 · 56-60, M
[@327405,theoneyouwerewarnedabout] But is every question about the Kenyan lol :)
[@5571,therighttothink50] he was their glorious leader wasn’t he. Don’t look like they are going to stand by a conservative.. not one bit
NorthernRoses · 22-25, F
I value both equally.

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