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Which are you when it comes to making moral decisions? Which situations in life do you think are most in need of either individualist reasoning or collectivistic reasoning? Here’s a set of lines from a book I’m reading:
Individualistic values center on the rights and needs of each person. Examples of individualistic values would be freedom, independence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, individual achievement, personal enjoyment, and self-expression. Collectivistic values prize most highly the person’s obligations and duties to others. Examples of collectivistic values would be duty, loyalty, kindness, generosity, obedience, and self-sacrifice.
It’s a little too either-or for me, but there’s something insightful here about how we conceptualize values and on what basis we make decisions.