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Life is universal However each individual being living or non-living determines life or living separately Amongst humankind there are three basic states of beingliving individualism aloneness and loneliness Under these states human beings struggle through life questioning its meaning and ones own fulfillment This is the existential human dilemma that all experience and seemingly deal with together by forming societies In individualism one is essentially a participant in some or even all aspects of society Aloneness is a pause from participation Loneliness which is much different from aloneness is absent of direct participation The number and expansion of ways human beings are able to live through and deal with their dilemma are greatly limited when dependent upon participative society The courage and ability to cope with the dilemma in the most efficient way imaginable is found in loneliness Individualism is self-affirmation It is the separation of ones way of life within participative society from anothers in the same society It is affirming ones place within not distinguishing it from the society as a whole It should not be mistaken that self-affirmation is a self-centered process nevertheless this process does not escape the realm of participation But the self is self only because it has a world a structured universe to which it belongs and from which it is separated at the same time I 87-88 The courage of individualism is directly correlated with the courage to be as a part However more than courage it is the weakness of the self that affirms one to be as a part I 89 Contemporarily being as a part threatens the efficient solution to the human dilemma with conformity submission and conventional dependency The tendency to conform arises from the overdeveloped socialized standard that most humans are unavoidably born into This unwavering societal standard forces people to submit to rules and expectations that provide false senses of security order and lack of anxiety From this man alienates
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