What would society be like if everyone embraced Emerson's idea of individualism?

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While it is difficult to know truth from recorded history, the study of the lives of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America appears to have been much in line with Emerson's philosophy. Very much the individuals, strong of will and thought, these intelligent and courageous men forged a Constitution for the United States that has been very successful for hundreds of years without demanding what Emerson called "the surrender of the liberty and the...

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