To individualize one-self is to take a collective stand in a corporate position (Individuality = Collective). Why is it that individuality will eventually take one to a finale collective path as opposed to what it seemingly is intended for, in which is supposed to be to a path of soloist ownership achievement?
The-Self (the-Ego/the “I”) keeps on always seeking in finding one-self in reference to identity, purpose and meaning: expressing the importance to come to know what one is or was; but yet, exclaiming and admitting that it’s okay to go on not knowing for a while.
The illusion of it all is that whatever it is that The-Self seeks and eventually achieves, in terms of identity, purpose and meaning in one’s own personal life, is of a collective nature: an achievement of external origins, and not of one’s own; so that eventually, even though one goes on feeling like all that was achieved was of his/her own will and making, the fact is, it was already out there, in the-World(s): it was already procreated and recreated for him/her; ready to be sought and found out.
In this form of achievement, as one’s soul (animating physical body) ages, he/she begins to realize that one’s own individuality is not really individualistic at all, at least, not in the manner that one may have thought throughout his/her own life.
The-Self that becomes what he/she adopts and applies of collective nature, in order to have felt a part of the same people, with the same faiths and beliefs, eventually realizes that his/her own individuality has taken a turn not meant to be: To a turn in whereas “individuality” takes on a different meaning of actually unable to dividuate from a collective individuality.
And this is where he/she realizes that there is a difference, after all, between a sole-individual as opposed to a collective-individual.
A collective-individual (unified-individual) becomes individualized from a cooperative pillar, becoming dependent on all that comes out from a group of people that provides support with reference to identity, personal meaning and purpose. A common symptom of a collective-individual is to first seek, secondly to find, thirdly to explain and lastly to justify one’s own achievement of selfhood, and that’s by giving that very achieved selfdom a group’s mutual support and acceptance to it, in order to give it its authenticity, and its solid legitimacy: With this kind of group support, one becomes collectively grounded and centered. Outside of this unified identity and purpose achievement, one becomes astray and lost, because he/she is of collective genesis, and not of his/her own as one may have thought that one is and has been.
A sole-individual (singular-individual) becomes individualized with one’s own solo pillar, becoming independent from all that comes out from a group of people that provides support with reference to identity, personal meaning and purpose. A common symptom of an exclusive-individual is to not seek, not to find, not to explain and not to justify one’s own achievement of selfhood, but to just be without any group’s mutual support and acceptance to it. An individual soloist does not need authenticity for his/her own individuality and identity, not even with “self-authenticity.” A solo-individual also does not need to belong anywhere, or with anybody else, in a collective setting. Even in a monogamous intimate relationship setting, he/she remains a soloist concerning to his/her own identity. A sole-individual will never feel and experience being astray and lost, because his/her own origin of individuality is not of a collective source, but of one’s own.
Be that as it may, in either case, whether sole or collective, when one achieves one’s own identity and individuality, one is still directly or indirectly taking a stand and position to a specific side; to a particulate reason; to a definitive purpose; and to a unique meaning that is still of collective origin(s). Hence, to identify one-self, is to take a stand to an exact position (e.g., the achievement of accepting and applying a Christian identity is to stand in position with a collective divine regime; etc). So in this way, whether individualism is achieved solely or collectively, in the end, one is imminent to still originate of corporate root. In this way, The-Self is never sole to itself; and one never ceases from concerted alignment(s). As long as the achievement of identity and individuality is wanted, but never needed, one is, without fail, imminently to beget one-self of collective genesis. An identity is to then identify your-self in a collective stand and position.
It is then understood that to become and remain an actual soloist individual, one must first cease from becoming an individual to begin with: to cease from identity, personification, selfdom and ipseity: One must be without definitive, but yet, distinctive. One must possess identity without actually possessing it. And one must be the no-self (the “not-I”).
But one does not simply decide to become the no-self; one simply is. In this way, one is without collective root; because in this way, one becomes his own aced root. In this way, one is an actual soloist. And in this way, one stands in his own sole “dividual” position, as a opposed to a collective “individual” position.
[Article Posted by: Sabiazoth Alonso]
[Writing & Concept by: Sabiazoth Alonso]
[Aspati/Space: Dispace, Sedacycle 11, 10 R.M. E.C. (Solar North)]