Thinking about individualism in its healthy & unhealthy varieties.
Healthy: *If* you can take care of something yourself, do it, so you don't have to rely on someone else to do those things.
Example: I'll make my own masks out of material I already have.
Unhealthy: Don't ask for, accept, or offer help, because if you or the other person can't do it on their own, they're less worthy a person.
Example: Why the fuck should I wear a mask to help someone else?
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