A certain form of self-centrism is the prerequisite towards reaching an authentic state of altruism. My relation to the whole has no true meaning without first establishing my individuation apart from that whole, as much as my individuality possesses no substantiality outside of the parameters of the collective whole. The purpose of our existence is to discover our individuality whilst synthesizing that very uniqueness of self peaceably with our coexistence with the collective whole outside of the solipsistic microcosm of the individual self. But much like the Idea being the Mother Of All Invention, the Individual is the Mother, in actuality, of all Unity. It all begins at home, to put a different spin on the old adage. Hence, contrary to the traditional ways in which self-centrism is frowned upon in our society, it is a very virtuous & morally essential endeavor. Thus, All Hail To The Individual & The Noble Pursuit Of Self-Actualization!
-Valerie Lynn Stephens