For instance, because the collective is seen as having an importance higher than the individuals that make it up, those same individuals are asked to sacrifice for it.
Most Japanese pay attention to the importance of the family, the hierarchical structure of social life, the cultivation of morality and self-restraint and the emphasis on hard work and achievement.
(Younkins, 1998)live it as he sees fit, to act on his own judgment, to keep and use the product of his effort, and to pursue the values of his choosing.
This is the ideal that the American Founders set forth and sought to establish when they drafted the Declaration and the Constitution and created a country in which the individual’s rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness were to be recognized and protected.
It is the view that each person has moral significance and certain rights that are either of divine origin or inherent in human nature.
Each individual exists, perceives, experiences, thinks, and acts in and through his own body and therefore from unique points in time and space.