A collective society is nothing but a communistic society. And….? So were the early Christians. We are here on earth to be interdependent not dependent on each other. “Dependent on each other” is another way of saying interdependent. Recognizing and respecting each other’s individuality is not individualism; individualism is putting the interests of the individual above those of the collective. This is what psychiatry reflects when it identifies the problem as originating within the individual rather than resulting from systemic oppression inherent in the external power structure. If this is what Megan means I support her general thrust.