The Need for Role Models

Individualism sets each person up as the center of his own little world. He is “the master of his fate and the captain of his soul.” This limited vision of the world excludes the influence of role models. This vision does not like the idea of dependency on others, which it interprets as a weakness. The question this week is to discuss how this vision distorts the reality of our social nature. In Return to Order, we discuss how we need others. What are the harmful effects of this vision? What can be done to promote the opposite?