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Is community more important than an individual?
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The community is more important because individuals rely on society to have any quality of life - if it wasn’t for community all the individuals would be suffering.

This is where the whole “every man for himself - why should I pay tax to help the poor?” argument that you get on the right falls down.

Like everyone benefits from living in a state with a government, laws, healthcare etc and so everyone should contribute to the state in tax.

If you really don’t want to pay tax and think you don’t need society or community go live your whole life alone in Alaska, or some random island in Scotland taking nothing with you. Otherwise you basically owe everything to society for giving you the opportunity to not die.

Even if you are the rich owner of a huge company with private healthcare and stuff you still owe the state for security and for looking after and providing transport for your employees. No one can say they don’t need/owe society and everyone should have to give something back.
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I wouldn’t say one is more “important” but sometimes it’s needed to benefit the community even if it’s at the disadvantage to an individual.

Individuals are dependant on the community and in order to take something, you have to give things back too or it won’t work. If we act as if our individual self is more important than the community, we may benefit in the short-term but overall we will lack the support we need from the community.
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The individual is so much more important as a community is made up of numerous individuals. In order to have a society, there must first be an individual. Therefore, the individual is more important than a community might think, for without some individuals, there is no communal innovation as the ideas proposed to the community by the individual wouldn't be born. The individual needs to be strong or the community will never be strong.

The individual can cause as much of a change as the community as it can take one person to change our society or environment.
It's the individual that improves the communtiy, not the community in itself.
It's the individual that causes innovation and new ideas, not the community.
It's the musician that creates the music, not the record label.

Hence, the individual is most important.
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Both are equally important as each other. Case closed.
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individuals aren't that important. if i lost my job tomorrow, someone else would fill it. when i die the world will go on without me.

the community is more important because it benefits us and it is necessary for our personal survival. indeed it is rare that a person can survive in solitude.
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(Original post by Joleee)
individuals aren't that important. if i lost my job tomorrow, someone else would fill it. when i die the world will go on without me.

the community is more important because it benefits us and it is necessary for our personal survival. indeed it is rare that a person can survive in solitude.
but a community is made from the individuals who make it what it is
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Both are equally important. This is like the chicken or the egg question. Couldn't have a chicken without the egg but you can't have an egg without the chicken
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but a community is made from the individuals who make it what it is
but a community will not end just because it loses one member. it will survive. it's not dependent on you.

you, however, are dependent on it. that's what makes it more important.
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(Original post by Joleee)
but a community will not end just because it loses one member. it will survive. it's not dependent on you.

you, however, are dependent on it. that's what makes it more important.
are people really 'dependant' of a community though??
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Depends on the perspective
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