Culture is just a set a rules each country’s people are obliged to follow and the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. These arbitrary rules are not based on logic or reason, but rather seeks to squash the individual. There is no room for the individual in the hivemind. This is everywhere. Dare you challenge the herd, you shall be shamed and shunned. You will be lonely. No friends for those who question the status quo.
Some cultures say individuality is bad since it ignores the whole and creates a me-me-me mindset. Some countries are very set in the way of collectivism.
What many don’t understand is that one can be an individual and still love and care for other people at the same time. For those who have found their true unique spark and is expressing that in their daily lives will understand this concept and will also understand the importance of our social responsibility to be of service to others as well.
The “everyone for himself” mentality should never be confused with individuality. That’s not individuality; that’s social darwinism. Individuality and social darwinism are two entirely different concepts. The “me-me-me” attitude we see so often is rather representative of those who feel crushed, unheard, unseen, unappreciated and feel they don’t matter and they might become selfish as a means of leveling the playing field, a survival mechanism. This is not an excuse, but it’s explains why they might behave this way. True individuality, however, is something radically different. Individuality or personal sovereignty is when you become your own authority in that you think for yourself and you are authentic or giving full expression to your unique spark. Rather than blinding following the herd and trying to fit in, you’re true to who you really are.
Whether we like it or not, every soul has a unique energetic signature and something special to share with the world.