Remember You’re an individual first & foremost
The following laundry list will kill the individual in you if you’re not careful
Accepting societal norms without questioning
Blind faith in Religion/Nationalism/Political Ideology
Not realizing you are in a Social Media bubble
Staying in confines of familial boundaries
Does it mean we should never be part of anything larger than our individual self? No, we should be part of some larger group, if we were to effect some social change. But that should start with us realizing our individuality before becoming part of a group. Even when in group, one should never stop questioning its actions/beliefs. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd. One must be really cautious not to let that happen.
To end on a funny note , Woody Allen says in a movie quoting Groucho Marx (or Freud), “I never would want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member”.