Oct. 14, 2022 – This is helpful. I’ve never made the connection between societal (in US, etc) expectations related to individualism and the how they facility capitalism and vice versa. This discussion is shedding light on how, the neo-liberal/capitalist emphasis on the individual (as opposed a community/collective orientation) affects us interpersonally, socially and psychologically. This is really clear when you look at the way our American psyche seems to increasingly celebrate cruelty, dishonesty and vengeance. Considering this, a million examples come to mind: parenting of course, but also how we marry, divorce, support a draconian “justice” system, weapon sales, climate destruction, etc. more and more.


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