It also includes the concept of self-expression without fear of repression or censorship, so long as that expression doesn't negatively impact another.
Independence and self-reliance are interesting factors as regards religion, which seeks to strip those qualities in favor of conformity to tradition, doctrine and dogma.
Thanks - I'll WALK.
Stirner held that the only limitation on the rights of the individual is his power to obtain what he desires.
I like what Loren has said, but for me the only difference is that the fear aspect bends too much to the whim of society to affect individuality, in my opinion. People like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Harvey Milk would almost certainly have been afraid of repression or censorship, but they were individuals all the same. I regard an individual as one who, irrespective of fear of reprisal, swings to their own tune, so to speak. I would also say that, good or bad, individuals tend to get things done.
I agree with you. Gandhi wasn't an individualist they were altruist. As far as I know Gandhi did nothing to us. He just made our political system more complicated.
Over emphasis on the productive force (poeisis) of one brain rather than the weighted dice of the community and its institutions and mores. On the Darwinan level it is the gaze of fitness estimation as applied to the solitary creature.
They have no regard for society, state, god, morality. They're outlaw.
With the world population over 7 billion there are bound to be a lot of individuals about;
Who's that guy ?
That's Graham Chapman in Monty Python's "Life of Brian". INCREDIBLY controversial film when it came out 35 years ago, as it offended the Catholic church in a big way. Years later, I'd say it's a must for atheists haha
You can find the film here;