posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 03:43 AM
Well, I think that an effective social grouping needs to acknowledge social conscience.
I think a part of all of us recognizes that our survival and reproduction is furthered through cooperation within a group, and studies show that.
We also have a part that instinctively knows self assertion within that group is ALSO beneficial to our reproduction and survival.
Pure socialism, and pure individualism both end up being destructive int he long run, because in each a part of humanity is repressed, and ends up
building up to explosion and revolt eventually.
Balance might be key, as in so many things of this world, to happiness. But on a grand scale, the pendalum swings in societies, from one extreme to
the other, according to the emotional energies beign repressed and released, and really, I am starting to think that only on the scale of an
individual can you find balance.
No balanced society shall ever exist.