Society, often hailed as something great and ideal it is often held that its judgements and actions are the most important. But perhaps the truth is the opposite, perhaps society is just a pointless security measure.
Don't be a part of society. Why? Simply because society itself has never done anything great. But wait... society is what invented all kinds of great inventions and systems. Surely it is the ideal basis that we all depend on for our day to day lives?
In reality is it really society or is it the individual who comes up with great ideas? Was Einstein following the herd when he came up with his theories or did he stand out of the crowd and lead the herd somewhere else?
Whoever invented the telephone (Bell or whoever really did it) did they follow the rules? Isn't the very fabric of people we hold esteemed in the view of society the very people who are not actually a part of it? Whether its a great leader, celebrity or any other figure?
So I ask you, what the hell does society know? Society creates a bunch of rules and regulations that everyone follows without questioning. Every now and then again and individual comes along who shakes up society. Society either responds by removing the individual or coming around to heel.
The truth is societies can achieve great things, only when an individual is in the driving seat. So really... is there anything that great about just following the herd? Sure it reduces risk, provides security and a path well tread, but is that all that great?
On an unrelated note... I'd like to apologize for not commenting on people's blogs. Its nothing personal, just been strapped for time recently.