Are we alike or all different?

Society is often compared to anthills or beehives.  It harbors human beings who seem to function like social insects, with huge  numbers of them playing identical roles in the community and returning to their appointed cells in the morning and evening, as if they were but interchangeable units in a complex colony.

Scholars have contributed to this collective, anonymous view of humankind but emphasizing in their studies those attributes shared by all human beings.  They have discovered generalizations which apply to biological man, social man, political man in the abstract.

But in the real world, no two human beings are alike, and all prize their individuality above everything else.  We seem to care little for universality because we cherish our uniqueness.

Amazing isn’t it?

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