INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY (LBSU 304)
We live in a world full of challenges. In many places people are experiencing rising unemployment, political
violence, poverty, and looming ecological disasters related to all the other issues mentioned on this short list of
problems. As individuals living in a free society we are also free to pursue our private satisfactions independently
of others. Yet we are also embedded in a broader society that includes our family, our communities, and our
nation ? not to mention that it is common today to speak of an eve??????n wider global community.
In a minimum of 750 words respond to the following questions:
In your opinion, what is the role of the individual in helping to solve some of the problems mentioned above?
Are we more likely to solve the problems if we embrace a sense of common purpose and public spirit focused on
the collective good? Or,
Should we focus on our private pursuits and a market mentality that says our consumption is what makes the
world go round?
Is there a balance between what the individual is responsible for and what our role should be in the public sphere?