Beethovens7th has a good vid response to someone who commented that the individual alone is not important.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owpNc-yMIpI]

Another invalid alternative perspective, on the “you are not important” premise, is that you are not important to other people, until you serve them and devote yourself to their needs. By patronizing the weaker, you demonstrate your own capacity and value; further, as a darker and unspoken consequence, you gain power over them. Seems very tied back to feudalism and finding your place in the “great chain of being” as defined by your relationship to others.

OK, that rot said, I’m going to go puke now.

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