It is a statement whereby it places 2 opposites (for the purpose on for the statement) against each other.... Authority, where people are run or governed by other people, and Individualism in this instance is a statement of self-reliance and personal independence.
Authority versus Individualism, the statement is self is mainly one for arguments sake, where neither on the large scale of society as a whole is the best way, but an equilibrium of both is most definitely the best option.
A person needs to be personal independent and self-reliant....and "people" as a society need leadership, rules and a particular level of governing, with out this there would be chaos! the biggest argumentative question in society is: what is that particular level!?
Authority versus Individualism?
What does it mean? Thanks :D
- it doesn't mean anything.
I'm an authority on individualism. There's no contradiction, there's no contrast. You're comparing apples with f(x) = ∂n² + ∂m².02
- DNA has showed that everyone is an individual. You cannot force any change on anyone even though you got authority in ruling over something or someone. Every government is respecting individual in its policy making: both socialism and democracy have realized that they cannot conform everyone into some policy but policy must be made for embracing every individual. All are about DNA, thus Neo-Darwinism00
- Authority can be legitimately recognized by an individual when the individual sees that the authority is justified.
Example: a duly-elected sheriff, Congressman, or dog catcher has the legal authority to do his job, and an individual who does not recognize that authority is being irrational. You don't show your individualism by telling the sheriff you don't recognize his authority to bust you for running a red light.
Individualism is the commitment to have the certainty of your convictions, which must be more than subjective whims. A person who acts on subjective whims under the guise of "individualism" is just another in the long line of people who had no objective reason to be what they were.
But there is also "political individualism". This is the right of "the minority of one". "Individual sovereignty was not a peculiar conceit of Thomas Jefferson: It was the common assumption of the day..." http://www.friesian.com/ellis.htm
The reversal of States' rights with Federal authority had reduced individualism to nothing more than a shell game, and it is the Federal government moving the shells around on the table. The Ninth Amendment was supposed to guarantee this "individual sovereignty", but because those words were missing from the language of the Amendment, it has been largely forgotten.10
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