In trying to understand what is wrong with the world, maybe one should stop and reverse the process. Lets think instead of an ideal model society, lets shape it and then lets compare it to our own.
First thing’s first. Community or Individuality?
Community is respectful to the good of the whole, regardless of individual wants and needs, one should respect the whole and sacrifice his personal aspirations, dreams or desires, should they be against those of the community.
Individuality refers to the exaltation of the unique. One should be free to express himself/herself according to his own view of reality (provided it is his own and not a copy or mixture of others) and should be also free to act according to his abilities, regardless if he/she is acting according to the rules of the community.
Can individuality exist with/without limitations for the benefit of society or should self-sacrifice be the path to an ideal community?