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club WV Theme...               #35A / 35B              ...individual<--->group


I believe in myself: in my mind, in my skills, in the importance of the work I do, in what’s inside my heart, in my sense of right and wrong, and in my ability to cope with whatever life throws at me. Increasingly, I rely on myself, on my own wisdom and effort, not on the authority of others, their help, or government help. I find that I no longer envy or imitate others, or blindly conform to custom or societal convention. (Note: For non-conformists in general, individual choice and societal choice often conflict. While a motto for the self reliant is “If it is to be, it’s up to me,” if they really want to change society, they must work with others. Activities that the dissatisfied pursue range from filing lawsuits, to reforming the system from within, to seeking revolution.)