The idea of individuality is touted as highly valued in Society, but in reality the true Individual is relentlessly subordinated to the group or collective.
So to live in our Society as a true Individual – in thought, belief and action – is at best a difficult proposition fraught with enormous personal risk & responsibility.
Which could explain why the strong manage it, the good want it, and the common avoid it.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – R.W. Emerson