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Individual
This word is often taken to mean a person who is not like anyone else, but in fact it means a great deal more than not being identical to the crowd.


In a consumer society, trivial external differences are held to be important.

In truth, the 'individual' is more than a definable distinct consumer with a personal external style.

An individual is she/he who is not divided and is able to withstand falsifying external pressures.

The undivided personality is fundamentally different from most people in having learned to accept who he/she is and to tolerate the struggle of others to become their own undivided self.

Part of the challenge in individuation, the process of becoming undivided internally, is to explore unconscious expectations, including (most importantly) one's own, about who one should be.
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