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...d by the community and the community can help us. In my opinion, I believe that the whole, or the community, is much greater than its single parts, or individuals. I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for the community I was raised in. But that does not mean that we should sacrifice all of who we are for the greater whole. There are things that society values that I do not, and I refuse to conform who I am to appease the community. As an individual who thinks on my own I have the opportunity to stand out and correct the injustices I believe permeate our society. However I cannot achieve change on my own: I need a community of likeminded individuals to propel a movement and bring our community to a higher level of goodness. In my opinion, the individual can only do so little, but a community of individuals with a common goal can achieve extraordinary things.
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