It is from reading Rousseau and many of the other political theorists readings that I have realized that no one can really be an individual anymore. I understand the importance of making laws and regulations according to the greater good of a community, but I feel as though these theorists make it seem like a community and civil society cannot succeed without “communal” decisions. Rousseau states that once a right is actually established, it “is necessary for the individual to apply this right effectively for his best interests and those of the whole.” Why does the individual have to take the communities interest into account the entire time? I believe that it is very important for the individual, in certain circumstances, to make decisions based on their own betterment before considering the betterment for the whole. For instance, one’s earnings are incredible important, and I think I can speak on behalf of the majority that a person’s spending or use of this money will involve specific decisions to better that person’s, or close relatives, lives. Do not misunderstand my point of writing blog as an act to disagree with the idea of taking a society as a whole in certain circumstances, such as societal circumstances. I believe it is incredibly important to make choices to better a civil society in areas such as education and public policies, but I think taking individuality into account is crucial for one to create an identity and provide a successful future for themselves and those close to them. Individuality is a crucial aspect for a society, and it’s future advances. It is from certain people’s greed and arrogance that this country has been able to strive and become a leading power of the world. I am so adamant about supporting one’s exercise of their rights as an individual because in every civil society there is a government holds and exercises their rights over the individual. Therefore, I am not worried about someone over-exercising their rights because there will always be a power to control this right. So in conclusion, I write this blog for the purpose of reminding the readers of these theorists that, yes the whole of a civil society should be taken very seriously and continuously taken in account during decision making, but never should it be forgotten the great importance of the right to make decisions as an individual. These civil actions will undoubtedly act to make a civil society diverse, yet also provide for incredibly content and free individuals.