This article was originally written for an Ethics class. The work of John Stuart Mill is interesting to me, as it seems to be one of the early works arguing forindividualism. He emphasizes the liberty of the individual, constrained only very lightly by society. In the introduction, he writes about historical development in this sense….
Individualism makes us all believe, that each of us should decide for themselves about themselves. Unless you are a kid, and even there, it strongly depends on how radical individualist a parent is. This leads to a crushing conclusion, that you (at least should) know what is best for you.