Individualism Means:

Individualism regards every person as an independent, sovereign being who possesses an unchallengeable right to his own life.  Individualism holds that a civilized society can be achieved only by recognizing individual rights.  The group has no rights other than the individual rights of its members.

Collectivism Means:

Each person is a part of many groups – family, team, company, nation.  Each person must help the group function.  The highest goal of an individual is to sacrifice individual needs for the needs of the group.  The group will not function well if many of its members are selfish and put themselves before the good of the group. 

Be yourself!

Be a member!

Expand your horizons. 

Pay your fair share.

Develop your full potential. 

Pull your weight. 

Don’t come to your deathbed and discover that you’ve lived someone else’s life. 

Give up selfish desires for the good of the team / company / nation.

I will never live my life for another’s sake; nor will I ever ask another to live for my sake. 

The John Galt Oath, gender-neutral version

All for one, and one for all!

Motto of the Musketeers

Each person is a minority of one. 

 Mahatma Gandhi

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

 Caiaphas, High Priest of Jerusalem, Gospel of John 11:49-50

You and I have the ability, the dignity, and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny. 

Ronald Reagan, summing up Barry Goldwater’s position

It takes a village to raise a child. 

African Proverb quoted by Hillary Clinton


From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs.  Karl Marx, 1875


Teamwork makes the dream work. 

One spirit, one team, one win

Surrender the ME for the WE

We may be strong as individuals but together we are invincible

None of us is as smart as all of us