You and I as Individuals Will Have to Transform Ourselves

The individual is obviously of the greatest significance in society because it is only the individual who is capable of creative activity, not the mass, and I shall explain presently what I mean by that word creative. If you see this fact, then you will also realize that what you are in yourself is of the highest importance. Your capacity to think, to function with wholeness, with an integration in which there is no self-contradiction, this has an enormous significance. We see that if there is to be any real change in the world, and there must be a real change, then you and I as individuals will have to transform ourselves. Unless there is a radical change in each one of us, life becomes an endless imitation, ultimately leading to boredom, frustration, and hopelessness.

— The Collected Works, Vol. XI”,172,Individual and Society

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