Individualism, a hallmark of our society, is now our own worst enemy

This essay eventually gets around to our need to wear face masks during the pandemic.

A little bit of background. Or, rather, a lot of background.

Some of the collectivism that I had seen in action

a Mauritanian family seated around the communal meal platter

So, what’s wrong with individualism?

Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen & traveler

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