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November 2, 2012


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What is more important?

carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What is more important the individual or the group?

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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Trick question; they're the same thing.
empiredice Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
In what context?
KlaxonLithology Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If the group did not exist, are you, the individual, in some peril?
If so, the group outweighs the individual.
If not, the individual outweighs the group.

It is very rare that the individual is more important. In a society, the good of the whole generally outweighs the good of the individual.
El-and-Noxi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
To answer your question you should clarify what "important" means to you - it's a very relative concept. Example: If I had to chose between family (representative of a group) and a best friend (=individual) I would have chose a friend - but that is purely on "instinct". Objectively looking a family aka group would be a much wiser choice (more support, moral and financial; always there...). So, which criteria of "important" would you pick?
hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Groups are made up of individuals. An individual can exist without a group. But a group cannot exist without individuals. So I'm going to say individuals are more important.
saintartaud Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Groups are nothing without individuals, but it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to survive without the group. We would certainly not be conversing on the Web right now if the group were not so important.
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