Embracing Divergence

I did not want to choose, but they made me. Society rendered my original preference unacceptable so I had to do what I’ve got to do. I settled. I chose to pursue the scalpel.

They say that in order to finally yield your weapon of choice, in my case the scalpel, you would have to be the best. You would have to be the first. You would have to get ahead. That’s what I attempted to do and that’s what got me here.

The race was tough, and having all sorts of baggage did not help. I couldn’t leave all of my dreams to pursue just one; I had to take all of them with me. Despite bearing the extra weight, I was able to do as they say – get ahead.

Eventually, I felt the weight bearing on my shoulders, and I started to lag behind. If I wanted to keep my place, I knew what I had to do; I had to let go.

One at a time I let go of them. The first thing I dropped was my dream of becoming an artist. I stopped drawing, did not even try painting, but it was okay. They say I wouldn’t be able to support myself through making art anyway.

Then down came my dream of becoming a writer. If I were to become a doctor, I’d be too busy attending to patients. I would be writing, yes, but most of it will be “in the box”. I stopped writing my poems and quit sharing my stories. I had no choice, or so I thought.

Finally it’s time. Time to drop the most precious among my possessions – my dream of becoming a musician. I had no time, no resources, and that broke my heart. I cried until my eyes were as dry as the desert. I bled, till there was no vitality left.

Apparently I was not alone. For the longest time people have been dropping their dreams just to stay in the race. As I listened to the stories of other members of my cohort, I was able to see. Like them, there was a void in me – a void that sucks. Literally.

The farther I went, the more I realized – the world is too big for me to focus on one thing for the rest of my life. There are a lot of visions to see, melodies to hear, scents to get whiffs of, flavors to savour, and textures to stroke. I have said yes to one, but this cost me everything else. Is it really worth it?

At this point my baggage are gone. I’m supposed to feel as light as a feather, but you know what? I don’t.

Then I realize. I wasn’t bearing the weight of my dreams. I was simply bearing the weight of going against my nature. No matter how many dreams I have, I will bear the same weight. Not until I embrace who I am.

I stop. I pause. I observe.

I see most people attempting to follow the path society have lain in front of them. I tried to do the same, but I just can’t. I’m divergent and I’ll embrace it.

I’ll make and follow my own path. I’ll make my own weapon, and help others do the same. I don’t care how long it would take; we’ll all reach the finish line anyway.

I’m divergent and I embrace it.

Will you?

This is a response to the original post Divergent by The Letter Thief originally published here

Embracing Divergence

By Karla Mae Cruzado

The Wise Lark

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  1. John Rey Dungca.
    ACT 181

    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?”

    Individualism is necessary because, not all the answers or the solutions of the majority is correct sometimes you, yourself know what is the truth, we are just afraid of what will others say just because we are against of what they are thinking. It is good not to isolate yourself but know and decide according to your knowledge and according to what is the truth.

    Base on my own experience, Individualism is necessary. For example in my exams I got the correct answers but the majority got the wrong answers. but because I rely on them too much and believed that, that is the correct answers I changed my answers, and I ended up being like them got a low score.

    Another Example
    You will go to college and the majority tells you that , “Take this course it will help you” but that course is not what you want you’ll end up suffering and will experience suffering for not doing what you want. but if you take the course you want, you will do it with passion and you will love what you do, you will just enjoy no matter how hard a thing is.

    It says that sometimes you should’t adapt what the environment will give to you. You need to trust yourself and don’t rely on others.

  2. Brucal, Camielle M.
    ACT 181

    Is Individualism really important as the world evolves?

    I believe that happiness is simply something you can achieve. The fulfillment starts on yourself and doing everything you love rather what the world pushes you to be is happiness. Apparently, our world just evolve like that. They want you to do this and that that will benefit you in the future. They will tell you to go this way and go to where you doesn’t belong to and believed that it will be the best for you.

    When will you stop them from telling you what to do? When you just knew that you have a disease and that you will only live for that short months or years? That’s when you will only do everything that can makes you happy before you die?

    It is your life. They will not gonna live it for you. In the end, it is your fault that you regret the past years because you did what they told you what to do. Individualism is really important. It is not bad to do something that your parents wants you to do, but you also need to think about yourself. Yes, they just want the best for you and will benefit you in the future, but our life is too short. We have to live our life. We should go to that path that make us grow as an individual. We should do something we are passion about. If you love music, go for it! Whatever that is that you love, what you just need to do is walk in that path where your happiness awaits you.

  3. Santos, Maecy Chandy G. ACT 181
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    “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?” Individualism is necessary in this world because every human being has their own freedom and will. Whether we choose to live or not, whether we follow rules or not, that depends on us. From the word ‘Individualism’ we, as an individual members of the society has a separate life from others and has the rights to live life how we want it to be. For an instance, if my parents suggest that they don’t want me to take the BS Accountancy course, I’ll accept it. But the choice to do what I want to do is up to me and I’ll still do what my heart pushes me to do. Yes, we could accept other opinions, but the option to choose is still on us. Freedom is boundless, but we should know our limitations.

  4. Anna Shaina Kamille V. Solas
    ACT 181

    Being individualistic is not that bad as long as you know that you are in the right path and as long as you are embracing your wants in life. Individualism is necessary in the evolving world why? Because sometimes you have to put yourself first in the line as long as you think it is the right thing to do and it will make you happy. Hearing others’ opinions about you will help you and will make sense but not all the time. If you think you are leaving behind your dreams just because of always giving a consideration of what the other people say to you, I think it is not right. You have to be individualistic in our spinning world, not all the time you have to depend on others or on the society you are involved just to stay on the line you are used to be in. Sometimes if you think you’re not happy with that line, you have to hear out yourself and let go of what the others say. Other people won’t matter, the key is in your hands, and it will depend on you if you are going to stay on the line or to stay out of the line. Pursue your dreams, if people doubt about your dreams, don’t let them hold you back from gripping on your dream. Just believe in yourself. Choose what you think is right.

  5. Lyndie Rose Ramirez
    ACT-181
    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?”
    – Individualism is necessary in the world, we all wanted to be happy but we choose the wrong path, we choose the others want, we choose our family’s want just to be sure and secure our future, right? But in this world, we need to be individualistic for us to be happy, for us to freely express our thoughts and pursue our own desire. Yes, we respect the opinion of the others especially our loveones, we don’t wanted them to be disappointed and we want to feel belong in order to choose what they want, But always remember that it is very important to choose what you want because it is for you and not for the others, you just have to be yourself and people will respect and eventually accept it especially those who love you.

  6. Aguirre, Glyza Marie S. ACT181

    Individualism is not just simply means being independent and self-reliant. As you ponder on this word, you would realize the importance of this, especially in our world. In present time, sometimes we feel like the world is controlling our decisions, our actions and our goals. Society became the basis and or standard of ourselves, we do anything to become accepted and right to their eyes. Some of us do not realize that we can’t reach our own wants and dreams because we worry too much of what society thinks. And in the end we are not happy and contented of what we’ve achieved. There’s a feeling inside that some of us want to escape the society’s standard.

    Individualism is so necessary in this world, it gives you power and freedom to do whatever you want. It unlocks and breaks the society’s standard, it gives you the confidence to do whatever you’ve dream of. It gives us the realization that the world will not rule over us, it us who will rule our own paths. Individualism shows us that we should move, think and act on our own ways and not depend on others.

    Individualism must be emphasize in this world, and the society’s standard should be vanish. We can be finally happy and fulfilled in everything we do if we just trust in our own decisions. Forget what others opinions about your goals in life, we have our own freedom. We must follow our own dreams so that in everything we do, we are contented and we can learned from our own selves.

  7. Rouvic Arensol (ACT 185)
    Individualism is necessary in the revolving the world because i believe that every human, every person or all the people who live in the world have a freedom and have an own identity. It is important that individualism will include while the world are changing or develop slowly often into a better , more complex or more advanced state for you to isolate yourself because in the end of the day only you can help yourself to find the truth, to find what you want, to find who you are there’s nothing who can help you but only you. All things start in ourself by yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to di what you want because we are afraid to judge by other people but because of individualism we can set ourself free, without any boundaries, without any hesitation or insecurity. We can smile or be happy just by ourself. In addition, individualism will help you to have your own identity while we are engaging with other’s, to know our uniqueness and difference from them. And all the question that goes on our mind can only answered by yourself. Because there’s no one who know you but only yourself.

  8. Patricia De Guzman ACT 181

    Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    Individualism is necessary in the evolving world because we must learn not to depend on others especially when making decisions and choices. We should believe in ourselves and value whatever we want in our life, if other people always control us then we will not be happy with our life. There are situations that we must depend and believe in what we know is right. For example, I didn’t join the activity because most of them will not join but in fact I know it will be an advantage. In the end, i’ll regret my choice for not grabbing the opportunity. We apply individualism to avoid regrets and for us to value our self too.

  9. NEIL BRYAN AVELLANEDA
    ACT185

    “It’s your own path and yours alone. Others may may walk it with you but no one cant walk it for you” -Rumi

    Our life is our choice. We shape our own lives and ways of being through what we do. Choosing what to study, which career path to follow, where we want to live, and who we want to be with our decisions that influence both the present and the future. We must listen to everyone but we must decide ourself. Individuality give way to make our own decisions makes us responsible for what comes out of that decision whether it was a positive move or not. Making our own decisions also allows us to make our own mistakes and learn from them.
    Every single one of us is different, every one of us has a completely different vision for the way we want our lives to be, so be yourself, make your own path, and with that you will light the way for others to do the same

  10. TURARAY, Jerrymie-Ann S.
    ACT 181
    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    Individualism shows that all my values, rights, and duties originate in individuals. I have the rights to choose their own wants and make mu own decision. As a big part of globalization, I shall respect each and everyone of us based on our own wants and beliefs because as time goes by, we as a society will be the big benefactor of this world. We have self-ruling in deciding for ourselvess. Choices are made by themselves. Some people are benefiting from this because this is what they want and this is their choice. As an individual i have an opportunity to describe something by depending on my own. I can defend my own beliefs and believe my own perspective. I can be more productive in many things because this my life anways, I will be no problem and regrets in the future.

  11. Individualism is not just being alone. Sometimes it will make a barrier to other people but it is not bad. Its not bad to be different its just our way of being what we really are. This world will grow if we are all reaching for the same. If are all have the same destination we might all reaching for it, that may cause to misunderstanding. Differences are the foundation of this world, for example every country we all have our own beliefs characteristics and gestures, because of it we are all have new learning every time we go to other country. This shows that individualism may be a key in growth of this world. If we are the same we will never know new things, we will never have discoveries and we will never evolve if we stay on the same thing.

    While reading this article, I also realize that this society keep us focusing on one thing and not giving importance to other things. Yes it is our choice to be different because if we stay on the same situation, we will not grow. If I will just do the same thing as others I will just know what they know but if I do what I want I might know something that they don’t know and share it to them. That’s growing and might be the key for evolving this world.

  12. Mendones, Rizza R. ACT185
    The blog post promotes individualism and I absolutely agree because we can’t just live in this kind of world where everybody are keep on making limitations for you and yet they still criticize and judge all the actions you take. Many people nowadays think that they just have to go with the flow and then they’ll be good. No one will question them unless they are with the so called safe place where everyone thinks that it’s their real purpose in this society, a thrall of norms and what is in. Individualism is believing in yourself and making a move to contrast any if there’s a wrong in nature. It’s the freedom to do what you know s right and it’s definitely necessary in this era because were slowly becoming a chattel of trends. You putting yourself first will never harm someone unless it’s you desire. Having your own point of view and stand will never be a mistake only if you’re for the wrong side.

  13. ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT 181

    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    In my own opinion, individualism is necessary in the evolving world. We are different from each other. Everybody has different personality. I have my own peculiarities and you have your own uniqueness. I have my own vision in life, own goals that I want to achieve, and I have my own opinions, ideas, and reasons in everything. We should not rely on decisions or opinions of others. All of us have the freedom and right to choose what we want and what makes us happy. Yes, we have the right and freedom, but we should always remember to follow the rules and know our boundaries.

    Today, we are in the evolving world. Society influence our identity and the choices we make. Sometimes, we rely on the decisions of the majority. It is not bad to listen to the ideas and opinions of others, but we should learn to trust and value our own opinions and decisions. It is very important to follow our passions. We will not find our own happiness if we rely on others. We will not be satisfied or contented if we follow the path of society. We should always follow our own path and strive to be different.

    “NEVER CHANGE YOUR ORIGINALITY FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS. BECAUSE NO ONE CAN PLAY YOUR ROLE BETTER THAN YOU. SO BE YOURSELF.”

  14. Dianne C. Aguilar
    ACT 181

    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    Individualism is being an independent person. It is making decsions on your own without the help of others. It is being self-assured in a situation and knowing how to stand on your own. Adapting the culture of individualism is one of the best thing because you are teaching yourself to work on your own and not depending on others. Individualism is necessary in the evolving world because it is not right to always depend yourself with other people. You have to stand on your own, feet flat on the ground and voice out your opinion. It is an essential thing in this world because nowdays, being dependent to someone isn’t adviceable anymore. You have to be yourself and handle things alone. Although sometimes it leads to being so full of yourself, you just need to limit it. Individualism teaches each and everyone of us to be independent in every way and make decisions on our own without relying with other people.

  15. VERGARA, LEILANIE M.
    ACT 181
    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world”-We are living in a world where majority would choose to follow a certain thing that is believed to be true and beneficial. A thing that has been theorized that would generate much better results rather than to what you really want. As a person who is incorporated with many doubts of the things currently seeing now and as a person who also thinks that other’s opinions will matter, I would say that it is not always helpful to think an idea such ‘others are doing it, so might as well do it’–because it would only create a different result in which you will think to yourself as a failure. Individualism is a self assessment and self expression that is necessary in this evolving world since this will enable a person to express his wants and likes. We have to have the urge to be independent and stand from the point that we are right but never beyond of it. Moreover, It is important to give a significant worth to each of the people and give them the right to express for they have their own intellectuals that would possibly contribute to the progress in this world. Again, It is not necessarily mean that though majority of the people are doing it, we will also have to do it, because we are given our own minds to control and make decisions and these decisions will amalgamate with others so that it will create unity in a diversified world.

  16. Suclom, Danica Jucel B.
    ACT185

    Individualism is necessary in the evolving world. If you want to independently pursue something, then go for it. As long as a certain circumstances that you wanted to happened could make you a better person without pulling other people down. In every decision you’d make there’s a following responsibility that you should think of. People do not only live to attain happiness. Everyone has their own purpose in life that they need to work for. Other people’s opinion is only a guide for you to make right decision but it will never be the reason why you didn’t reach/achieve such things. Create your own path, acquire how to act independently and learn how make right decisions in order for you to become successful in life.

  17. ELLAO, TRISHA I.
    ACT 185

    Why is individualism important in emerging the world?

    Individualism entails freedom. It makes our living become independent to what we have to deal with. In today’s generation, we are very conscious of what may others tell and see about us. We seemed to be liked by people through pleasing them of what they want for us. But no, this is actually a wrong idea. We, as individuals, must know our own worth. Though this world is emerging, it is not our role to always comply to its standards. We don’t always have to be the best and first, anyway we’re not in the race. Individualism doesn’t mean we have to deal the world alone, but it makes us firm and gives us freedom to be our ‘true’ us.

  18. GLAIZA MARIE GANGAN ACT185

    Individualism is the freedom to do what we want as an independent people. It is very important in our life to have a characteristic of individuality because in everything we do in life, our own decision is what matters the most. We must always follow what we want rather than following what others are telling us to do. Society and people around us are just there to guide us and for us to learn from them but it does not mean that they must rule us. Each individual exists, experiences, thinks and acts through his own body and therefore, we ourselves is the only one who’s responsible in controlling our own life. We are the one who makes our path in life and the only one who knows what’s the best for us. We must not depend on what others want because sometimes, it may lead us to wrong way. We are the only one who’s responsible for thinking for our self, for acting on our own thoughts and will and for achieving our own happiness. We need to escape and be unaffected from the judgments of others as long as we know to ourselves that we are not doing wrong and we are not affecting or harming them. True joy and happiness can only be find by you, only yourself. If we have the courage to be what we are, then we make our life meaningful and worthy. We should always remember that we should start becoming masters of our own. Just like what the author said, “I’ll make and follow my own path. I’ll make my own weapon, and help others do the same. I don’t care how long it would take; we’ll reach the finish line anyway.”

  19. Cyrille Ann Dappit
    ACT 181

    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    Why do people settle for the world? How would we go to the race in the earth? Can you sacrifice your passions and dreams just to be involved in the living world and just to be on top of the race? Being individual is what we called “our unique and own self” and this individual gives himself to society for the society.
    Individualism is the principle of being independent and self reliant. Individualism plays an important role in our life, for our own desire, for our own living and for our own plan without thinking about the society. We only focus to ourselves.
    This changing world signifies how humanities evolve by the passed years. The innovation, modernity and globalization takes place when this world rotate every millisecond, this means that the picture of the world now is because of the people living on it. Each person who’s breathing inside the nation is important since their attitude of individualism takes place and causes the world to be competitive and responsible enough to have own strategy in living. Individualism is necessary since it is the reason why the community don’t just depend on what others says and not isolating themselves on other hands and this is the cause of democracy.

  20. Leyvi Ann Soriano
    ACT 185

    Yes individualism is still important. It is the key for your own happiness. No one can know what we really want but ourselves. Sometimes we need to go on our own path. We need to make our own steps, but that doesn’t mean that we are wrong because we are all going to end up on one point, sucess and happiness. How can we blend with other people if we are born to stand out. So yes individualism is still important even if the world goes around and evolve.

  21. Barrientos, Merry Grace M. ACT 181
    Individualism is necessary in the evolving world because not all people wants to have companion, some people wants to be independent and rule their own lives. It is not necessary to rule other lives when you want to be alone or independent. Not all opinion matters to you and to to them also. Having an individualism you can freely do what you want to do, you have freedom and do your choices based on your own opinion.

  22. Suarez, Angelica I. -ACT185
    Let’s define what is Individualism first, Individualism is the habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant. It is necessary in the evolving world because Individualism emphasizes the moral worth of the individual. It lets you to make your own decision. By being independent, it prevents you to be influenced or controlled by people that may not have your best interests in mind. Individualism gives you a freedom of action over collective or state control. It also lets you to have the ability to move freely while getting less judgement and shame. Individualism holds that a person taking part in society attempts to learn and discover what his or her own interests are on a personal basis, without a presumed following of the interests of a societal structure. It is essential because if everyone was able to pursue their own goals, then we would have a stronger society as a whole.

    You shouldn’t depend your decisions to others because they are not the one who will going to take that. You should rely on yourself and trust yourself. Don’t just go with the flow to the people around you. Go for something that makes you happy. People shouldn’t constrain you for something that you don’t want to. It’s your choice, not theirs. You shouldn’t listen to what other people say because you have your own freedom to choose or to make your own decision. You should be dependent. You should take the challenges all by yourself, yes you will be needing the help of the others but the final decision will always be yours. We shouldn’t be a slave of other people, we shouldn’t let anyone stepped on our own ego. Let our own voice be heard. You shouldn’t focus on one thing, pursue your dreams because you only live once.

    According to the article she said that she’ll make and follow her own path. She’ll make her own weapon, and help others do the same because at the end we’ll all reach the finish line anyway.

    The most common example where you should apply Individualism is where you are going to decide what course to take up for college. You should ask yourself “if I take this course would it satisfy my happiness? would it pursue my goals?” You should be sure with your decisions because that would lead you or takes you what you are in the future. Follow your own decision because if your happy with what you are doing you can easily reach your goals.

  23. April Hanna Tablang
    ACT 181

    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world? Individualism is necessary because Happiness can lead you to become better. If you’re happy on what your doing it’s easy to pursue and achieve the goals you want to reach. Individualism is being independent , being you and being true to yourself because in today society we are afraid to accept failures, we are afraid in rejections that’s why we didn’t choose what we want and not only that in society today people are judgemental. We are afraid on what others may think and may say to you that’s why we lead to become on group we lead to become “sunod sunuran” but although you follow what they say people are there to judge you because they are insecure and they want you to bring you down. Remember don’t let other people choose your own future let your own happiness choose your own future and accept the reality people are jugdemental that’s why being unique being you can’t easy to bring you down.

  24. Reyes, Ma. Jessica D.
    ACT181

    “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?”

    Evolution is good because when we are stuck on the past and we did not upgrade we will be left behind. We wont be able to keep up with the changing world.

    But as this changes continuously happen we have to know what we want and remember what we are as we go along with the changes. They say “there is no one who could better understand yourself but you alone”. Individualism is important to be practiced by a person. This is to boost self-concept and achieve the happiness the person really wants. Individualism will help a person gets the satisfaction for herself or himself and it will train her/him to be strong and have faith in self. That he/she can do it independently because he/she is a gifted creature of God.

    Fooling ourself is the easiest thing to do yet the hardest thing to escape especially when people around us contributes to the pressure that we are feeling. Why do we have to imprison ourselves to what the society told of what we should be? This is our body, our mind and soul. This is ours; yours is yours and mine is mine. We should not let anyone control our lives for we are not robots that they can manipulate. We have our own will to do something on our own. Why cant they just be happy for us when they see the things we can do?

    Sometimes other people especially the teens feel like every action they will make is limited to what their parents and elders told them which then limits their dreams and ways of achieving it, worst is to let their dreams die and pursue what the elders told them even if they dont really like it.

    Individualism is a big help in pondering the wings of a person to spread it and discover that we can fly all by ourself to reach our own goal. What we need is support not a cage to lock us and hinder us of knowing our true selves and become happy. A note to self, “embrace the ‘you’ and dont be afraid, God is with you”.

  25. Reyes, Ma. Jessica D.
    ACT181

    “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?”

    Evolution is good because when we are stuck on the past and we did not upgrade we will be left behind. We wont be able to keep up with the changing world.

    But as this changes continuously happen we have to know what we want and remember what we are as we go along with the changes. They say “there is no one who could better understand yourself but you alone”. Individualism is important to be practiced by a person. This is to boost self-concept and achieve the happiness the person really wants. Individualism will help a person gets the satisfaction for herself or himself and it will train her/him to be strong and have faith in self. That he/she can do it independently because he/she is a gifted creature of God.

    Fooling ourself is the easiest thing to do yet the hardest thing to escape especially when people around us contributes to the pressure that we are feeling. Why do we have to imprison ourselves to what the society told of what we should be? This is our body, our mind and soul. This is ours; yours is yours and mine is mine. We should not let anyone control our lives for we are not robots that they can manipulate. We have our own will to do something on our own. Why cant they just be happy for us when they see the things we can do?

    Sometimes other people especially the teens feel like every action they will make is limited to what their parents and elders told them which then limits their dreams and ways of achieving it, worst is to let their dreams die and pursue what the elders told them even if they dont really like it.

    Individualism is a big help in pondering the wings of a person to spread it and discover that we can fly all by ourselves to reach our own goal. What we need is support not a cage to lock us and hinder us of knowing our true selves and become happy. A note to self, “embrace the ‘you’ and dont be afraid, God is with you”.

  26. VERA, CHRISTIAN PAUL P. ACT 185

    Why is it individualism is necessary in the evolving world?. First, I wanna answer this with my opinion and it will gonna be opinionated I know. Individualism is necessary in one person’s life because as we born in this world, yes we are supported by our parents but as we grow up, things will be automatically independent in ourselves. Decisions, wants, dreams and how you want your life to be ended are all depends on how you play your game. Individualism is becoming independent and self reliant, it is important to independently play your game but it’s on you on how you will consider those guides that you’ll get for you to accomplish your target life. As mentioned in the blog i read a while ago, we will all reach the finish line so do what you want, decide independently for you to make it to the most and blame nothing.

  27. LUCAS, KEZIA DOROTHY D. (ACT185)

    *Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    I believe that individualism is important and necessary because it motivates us to become our own person. To be ourselves. To push through the limit. To empower ourselves. To be independent enough to do our own decisions. To pursue our dreams and passions. The society can bark all they want but we should not be dependent of what the society has to say. This is our life. We control this and we have all the right to do what we want to do, as long as, we are not hurting anybody. As the world evolves, we also continue to grow and be the person we want to be. Individualism is not just a social concept or theory. It is a value that must be taught to everyone to be ahead of the game, which is life.

  28. John Loyd Lopez
    ACT 181
    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?”
    Individualism thought us on how to stand on our own feet. But that doesn’t mean that you will refuse the care and help of others. You must be a man! Man with an integrity and persistence in his dreams. No matter how hard the situation is don’t ever give up. And don’t ever put yourself in the situation that you can’t handle because that’s our God always did for us. Stand firmly! Chin up! And be proud on yourself for all the things that you’ve done because that is what makes you success. Just believe in yourself and in your capabilities and everything will be fine.

  29. Sicam, Arshiela Joy G.
    Act 185
    Individualism is the opportunity to do what we need as individual. It is essential in our life to have a normal for uniqueness on the grounds that in all that we do throughout everyday life, our own choice is the thing that issues the most. We should dependably take after what we need as opposed to following what others are instructing us to do. Society and people around us are only there to direct us and for us to gain from them yet it doesn’t imply that they should lead us. Every individual exists, encounters, considers and acts through his own body and hence, we ourselves is the special case who’s dependable in controlling our own life. We are the person who makes our way throughout everyday life and the special case who comprehends what’s the best for us. We should not rely upon what others need in light of the fact that occasionally, it might lead us to wrong way. We are the special case who’s in charge of reasoning for our self, for following up on our own musings and will and for accomplishing our own joy. We have to escape and be unaffected from the judgments of others as long as we probably am aware to ourselves that we are not fouling up and we are not influencing or hurting them. Genuine bliss and joy must be find by you, just yourself. On the off-chance that we have the mettle to be what we are, at that point we make our life important and commendable. We ought to recollect forget that we should begin getting to be bosses of our own. Much the same as what the creator stated, “I’ll make and take after my own particular way. I’ll make my own particular weapon, and help other people do likewise. I couldn’t care less to what extent it would take; we’ll achieve the end goal.”

  30. De Paz, Ella Mae R. -ACT185
    As the time goes by, people and the world itself undergo in a process called changing. We will encounter such things that may change our way of living. Having a knowledge and skills helps to make out living easier in this modern era. Being an independent person is the key to survive in this world.

  31. Ma. Erika D. Danao
    ACT181

    “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?”
    Individualism is favoring our freedom and it allows us to do whatever we want to do. Paying attention to an individual can make the world grow. It helps us if the person can pursue what he/she really want for his/herself. By that we can globalize and grow at the same time. If a person love or dedicated to what they are doing then it is a mission accomplished for them. They can share their talent and show what they really are. And that makes us unique, and divergent. Being different can lead us to success and nothing can stop us from showing what we are.

    I am divergent and I embrace it.

  32. With the world we have right now, Individualism is very necessary. Even at our young age, we need to start on becoming aware of the world we are in. Honestly, decisions always come from what we choose not from the people around us. They are just the ones who affect our choices but definitely, we are the ones who pick the best choice and that’s where individualism exists. This article is one of the best examples for individualism especially to those who will pursue college. They tend to choose what they don’t really like because that’s how other people want them to become. The truth is that you will never feel success even if you have graduated or passed the board exam if you didn’t go for want you wanted. In this evolving world that we have, depending from others is not even better. We are now living in a generation wherein you need to be independent on deciding for yourself. You will forever be unsatisfied if you keep on conforming with others and not going for what you really want. And the most painful part of not following your heart’s desire? Regret.

    – Jan Patricia Lynn B. Usita ACT 185

  33. Balintag, Jhoe Marie B.
    ACT181

    Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    Individualism is necessary in the evolving world because we are all our own individuals with our own wants, needs, and ways of life. It’s what makes life interesting and worth living. So yes, individualism is good for society. Individualism has some components which can be functional to society. It should also be noted that valuing individual, unique identities in one’s fellow citizen is necessary. Individualism as a value taught to a whole society then lived by all of these citizens, gives their way of life, their culture for odds of surviving over the long run. We are divergents and we should embrace it.

  34. Jarvy Mckenzie S. Pineda
    ACT 181

    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    Individualism is necessary because we have our own rights to choose what happiness we all wanted. In this society, as individuals we have a freedom to say, to do, to choose, and to make decision what’s all we want without the concern of other people. Yes, we can listen on what others perception in life because it is a sign of respect their own beliefs but it doesn’t mean that you obey what their saying it’s just their opinion and it’s all up to you. Don’t let others rather the society control your happiness by reaching the standards what they want for you and also don’t mind the negative words what you hear to them instead do it strength to strive your goals in life. Just be yourself and always choose yourself because it is the key in happiness.

  35. Adriel Establecida ACT181 “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?” Individualism is necessary in this world because as an individual we have our own will and freedom. It is depend on us if we do right things or bad things or sometimes were just afraid to face the truth even if we know it. Sometimes we are afraid to made a choice because of influence of others even if we really like it but our desicion is already affected by others. For example is our parents, specially in education. If they tell you to get this course even if you dont like it you dont have a choice because you have no power to make any choice.

  36. Hazel Angelie Espiritu (ACT185)

    “Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?”

    This world is continuously developing and progresses as times go by. There will be a lot of changes that may occur even if we do or we don’t like it. Everyone should practice individualism because no one can help you or no one is trustworthy enough in this world, except yourself. You should make your own choices and always remember your self first. I am not saying that we can not build relationships among our friends and family, my point here is, we shouldn’t lose our self by thinking about others. Learn to be independent and trust the decision that you make and have faith in everything you think is right. Have a dignity and sometimes we need to be alone in some aspects of our lives for us to see the beauty of life.

  37. From ACT 181, Shill Nicole G. Coronel
    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    Does being alone refers to being lonely? NO. It is the start to become an independent person. Individualism is the freedom to make decision on your own. You can choose your own paths and wants. I believe that different people have different thinking and perspectives. As part of Globalization, I can adapt other culture and learn things at my own risk. And I can stand and solve my personal problems on my own. Often when we’re surrounded by other people cause no man is an island. But sometimes it is good to be alone and stand on your own because you can do things on your own without any barriers of others. Being alone gives us the perfect opportunity for little self-reflection. And being individualism, we learn not to depend on others. Time spent alone can be some of the most productive time in your life mostly because there are less noise and distraction by others. But always remember our freedom as individual must know our limit.

  38. Navarro, Anne Margaret G. – ACT185 – Individualism means being independent and having freedom for each human being. It is necessary in the evolving world because it helps individuals to have their own identity and uniqueness. Once a person is born, he or she has freedom to do whatever he or she wants but one should never forget the limitations. It helps every person to know which path they will take to make them motivated to pursue passions and develop talents that will lead them toward success. Individualism impacts a person to find what he or she really is and helps him or her to learn, to be better and be independent.

  39. Kyle L. Villasabas ACT 181
    “Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?”
    Individualism is the idea of favoring one’s freedom and emphasizing individual’s worth. We are living in a world where not all the time we will depend on others. Not all the time we will let other rule us, to control us. We are living a life wherein, we, ourselves matter. We have are own uniqueness, we are all different in a way. Individualism is necessary in the evolving world because at the end of the day it will be just ourselves. Its you who knows yourself more than others. You know what you really want, what you want to do, what you want to be. Its not the society or whoever will dictate you on what career you will pursue. Not just because society is not in favor of your dreams you will already dropped them. Because if you will do those things that is infavor to everyone and yet you are not happy, it will not lead you to success. It will just be a waste of time because you’ll always feel that their is something missing in you. So follow what is in your heart. You have your own freedom and will. Always choose your happiness that will lead you to your success.

  40. Vhera Laurein G. Dipasupil
    ACT 181

    Why is individualism necessary in this evolving world?

    Indiviualism is necessary in this world because you should depend and trust on your own opinion and decision. It is yourself who wil help you and guide you everyday. No one will always help you and no one will always be there for you.

    We as an individual should be independent enough to do things on our own, to avoid regrets and hesitations. We know what we want, what we love, and what will be our happiness. No one will understand you but yourself only. Because depending on others will cause regrets and arguments if its result is not good, but if you choose your own decision though it is wrong there will be no regrets instead you will learn from your mistakes.

    We will find our happiness on our own way, don’t try to go with the flow, go with your own path and be different. Because this will show who you are and what you are.

  41. VANESSA D. SANCHEZ
    ACT-185

    WHY IS INDIVIDUALISM NECESSARY IN THE EVOLVING WORLD?
    It is important not to lose ourselves in this fast-pace world where thousand of things are being invented and introduced each day. The world we live sometimes makes us feel not good about ourselves. We think as if we’re not enough, they’re belittling our dreams, even the church and the government has it’s control over us. We then became stuck in questionings ourselves; Am I happy with my life?, Is this what I want to do?, Is it worth it? What we may have forgotten is, that deep down we already know the answers but we keep on neglecting it, simply because of other’s people opinions.
    We have our freedom as an independent individual to do what we want and love. We have the capacity to create great accomplishments in our own way. Society is ever changing. Stand out, strive to be unique. Be your own kind of person. In that way, people can live happily with their chosen path.

  42. Cyrille Joy Baybay
    ACT 181

    It is believed that Individualism is the habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant. With this, I can already say that Individualism is necessary in our evolving world. Living in a world full of dictators will never be easy. people will keep on telling you what’s best for you, what you should do, whom you should follow, what you should believed in and how you should see things. Sometimes you’ll get confused between what you really wanted or what the others wanted for you. And the saddest part is you’ll be carried away of what they are saying because you think that it is the best for you. You will sacrifice a lot of things even what your heart really desires. And it will end up hurting yourself because you’ll realize that it is not really what’s in your heart. Let me quote one of the famous poems of Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken)

    “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”

    This poem simply explains how should people follow their dreams and not what the others are telling them what to do. Some netizens are doubting the choices they made whether it is right or wrong. In the first and second paragraph of the poem, it says that there are two roads to take. But unfortunately, he cannot traveled both road at the same time so he decided to took one road at a time. Relating it to decision making, sometimes, people will not know what is the right thing to do or what consequences are waiting for them for the decision they made. But the fact is, we don’t have to. Because we still have the chance to take the other road. We just have to take the lessons and the struggles we encountered in taking the first road so that we’ll be more prepared for the next road. And in the last paragraph, it says that he took the road that is less traveled by and it made all the difference. In life, being different can make a big difference.

  43. SAPLAGIO, Aaron Paul ACT 185, Individualism is really an important thing nowadays and it’s because in our society, Many people could change and influence us. But the thing is as we get influenced by the people around our surroundings we can’t develop our own way of thinking and it’s because there are times that yourself is too afraid that your own opinion is against on how the community thinks. Sadly, that’s how our society works nowadays.

  44. Davalos, Josua G. | ACT-181

    In today’s nature, if you go against among other, you are an outcast, an alien. If you do not bear with other’s anticipation, who are you? You are no on. So technically saying, we are living with a standard and with a belief to please everyone. But when it comes to your happiness, please disregard theses factors and be you. You are unique and supposedly to be unique until your death.

    I believe change is the power to create something bigger and better. We would be very happy in our future if we become successful without worrying other’s expectation. And when that time comes, that we are individually happy and at the same time successful, shocks! I can see the future beyond the light. So yes Individualism is a great factor for the brighter future. And so it is necessary to be practice by everyone, to be embrace. Who cares about what other’s think? No one. Just be you!

  45. Hannah Fujen taule ACT 185
    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    Individualism is important because it is the key to have your own perspectives. if you can’t change for your own you can’t change for the better. every people have a own decision, because this is your live but don’t forget that God is in you and he will never leave you. It is making decsions on your own without the help of others. It is being self-assured in a situation and knowing how to stand on your own. it is the way to express your own emotion, values, responsibility, and duties. Each person who’s breathing inside the nation is important since their attitude of individualism takes place and causes the world to be competitive and responsible enough to have own strategy in living.

  46. Dinong, Bryan Alcantara
    ACT 185

    -Individualism is important on our evolving world for it is not just doing the things you know, makes you happy or where you think you would succeed but because having that enthusiasm can lead to a better future ahead you. At first you will be motivated and soon will be hardworking enough to satisfy everyone’s expectation. Despite of being individualistic for not thinking what others might feel for your decisions, you still made it and that is enough. Others might not accept ideologies such as individualism because it too much of being self-centered. But let’s not focus on the negative side of it, sometimes what makes us happy give us more strength that lead us to our goal. Imagine employees working on your company, doing this concerning with their passion, seeing them smiling and content isn’t it a peaceful place to be all the time? But we must also consider others to have a good symphony and be united to achieve goals. I think the best feeling in the world is doing what you really want but what is more important is to be individualistic while being perceptive to fit in all categories.

  47. Individualism is necessary and important in evolving world because people around you will definitely leave you. These people will become your comfort zones. And when they leave you’ll be back to zero. Taking baby steps again. Meaning we need individualism in this world to learn how to stand alone, fight alone, and reach your goals alone. Self-reliance, Self-worth and self-esteem are needed in this world that changes so fast.

  48. Urbano, Rommel Jr.
    COM 181
    Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    -As each person is unique to one another, individualism is important for oneself to develop his/her characteristics in conjuction with adapting to the constant change of Globalization. Individualism helps a person to make a decision for him/herself and this decision helps influence the people around you, because you create a unique characteristic that other people with adapt from you, which forms globalization.

  49. Joshua Lois C. Paulino. COM181. Individualism necessary in the evolving world? It is because the talent of one person has its own uniqueness than the collectivism. Applying the uniqueness of a person that has great talent and preciseness to its own abilities can change and help the world to be great with his/her contributions. Individualism is not a bad thing to the evolving world that we have but we must limit the gifts that we have.

  50. Morgia, Gabriel Jake S. | COM181

    Individualism is necessary in an evolving world because of one factor. Uniqueness. Without uniqueness, there will be no variation in ideas, no differences in creativity, no innovation. In a world without invidualism, there will be an eradication of unique and interesting ideas. Idealists would cease to exist because of the discouragement they have received from the world. This would obviously be a big blow to every field you can think of. From technology, to agriculture, to whatever the hell. This is important because without Individualism, without uniqueness, without creativity, Humans would cease to progress and develop. But thats just me bro. Sup widchu?

  51. Why is individualism necessary in evolving our world?
    To grow as a person, a person must engage him/herself in learning and application of his/her interest or passion. Individualism allows the people to think of themselves, enhancing their own skills and capabilities and with that being said our world needs capable, highly skilled, and equipped people to innovate, to create new ideas and to lead the people. These are the type of people that can evolve and change the world.

  52. Ladao, Alexana Alian A.
    COM 181
    Individualism is an important part in this world because you have a freedom to do we want as an independent people. People are constantly bombarded into doing things that people in authority want them to do. It’s important because if everyone was able to pursue their own goals, then we would have a stronger society as a whole. Individuality can not work in this society because our structure is controlled by government, money, and law.

  53. Why is individualism necessary in the evolving world?

    individualism is the freedom to do what we want as independent people, it is important because if everyone was able to pursue their own goals, then we would have a stronger as a whole

  54. Many people nowadays are being so dependent towards each other, it is actually a thing to be dependent to one another but what is not good is that being OVER dependent to the point that you can’t move and decide alone. Individualism is necessary to day and everyday because it is something that a person should know, you have to consider your own strength and use it for yourself, by individualism you are opting to develop yourself even more and you have the chance to be more confident about yourself because you know you can do things better

  55. ANGELES, ANGELIC L. COM 181
    1. Why is Individualism necessary in the evolving world?
    Individualism is significant in our evolving world since you must be able to stand alone. You must learn how to live your life not depending on what others do but on who you really are. You must embrace your individuality and turn it as your strength, we live in a world that is constantly changing and we must be able to adapt to these changes. Individualism symbolizes our dignity as a human with regards to our society. It is best to judges our own interests and act of making decisions that contributes to our individuality and welfare of our society.

  56. Ariel Dome
    COM181

    Why is individualism is important in evolving the world this just because it is noted that valuing individual, unique identities in one’s fellow citizens and feeling motivated to pursue one’s own passions and develop one’s own talents is still a socially learned way of thinking, as are just about all “apps” in the human consciousness

  57. Is individualism important as the world evolves? Yes, the society today somehow dictates how an individual should live their lives. ” Dapat ganito, dapat ganon”. They do not necessarily have to tell us how to live our lives. sometimes we know how to live our own life

  58. (INF 182)
    Individuals are the main component of the world, the world won’t rotate on its cycle if there aren’t any living. It is the fuel of the world, it’s the individuals who make the world we live right now, to function (referring to the technologies). A person may stand on its own, because every individual is different, holding different experiences, perspectives, purpose, and dreams which cause the world to evolve because humans innovate and discover new things that lead to the evolution of the world.

  59. Almirol ,Lexter Carl – Com 181
    Individualism is necessary in the evolving world cause we have own minds and perspective. and it is our freedom to express aour thoughts.

  60. Embracing divergence
    Individualism is important because it is what makes you unique. Although you have to cope up with the society changes, you still have to have your identity

  61. Individualism. The reason this is important for me is that it provides you your own thinking. Being a deviant doesn’t mean you’re wrong. In the living world, there will be plenty of choices and a choice that is made without the society is a character that is unique with it’s own weapon.

  62. Jamil Donovan G. Aguinaldo | Com – 181| BSCS – DF
    Individualism’s most important effect is that it motivates every person to pursue her/his passions and develop her/his talents. It should also be noted that valuing individual, unique identities in one’s fellow citizens and feeling motivated to pursue one’s own passions and develop one’s own talents is still a socially learned way of thinking, as are just about all “apps” in the human consciousness. What you would be without your socially acquired learning is a feral child. And if you were raised by dogs or apes, you would behave like a dog or an ape. Such people are rare, but they have existed. Most of human behavior is learned, unlike other species.

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