Davis English 9

Friday, October 09, 2009

Do you believe the individual is more important than the group?


In a complete paragraph, starting with a focused topic sentence, agree or disagree (or somewhere in the middle) with the following statement: The individual is more important than the group.

If you are not sure how to start, restate the prompt and show your position:

You could start with the prompt and add because...at the end.
You could start with the prompt and add is NOT more important than the group because...

70 Comments:

  • At 12:26 PM , Blogger Allen said...

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  • At 12:27 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    I disagree that the individual is more important than the group because if everyone follows one person compared to the entire groups' feelings its just kinda unfair! Then it's all about that one person and not about all of the people. It should be like a Democracy where every one has a say. That's my oppinion.

     
  • At 12:27 PM , Blogger NS said...

    The group is more important than the individual. Unless the individual needs serious help, the group needs to be helped by everyone. If the group needs something done then all individuals need help. I strongly disagree on the statement of the individual is more important than the group.

     
  • At 12:28 PM , Blogger Justin said...

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  • At 12:28 PM , Blogger baby_chick123 said...

    I disagree to the statement 'The individual is more important than the group' because nobody is more important than any other person in this world. Nobody she be considered more important in this world because we are all equally important and nobody is better than anybody. It wouldn't be fair if anybody was considered more important than any individual because then they would be treated differently than everybody else, and thats not right.

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger howdy95 said...

    Dominick Brevig Davis English 9

    The individual is not more important than the group, the individual and the group are of equal importance. As an example you haven a bunch of good friends, but one friend is excluded from a main group of friends, they are all your friends, and have equal importance.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    A single is almost never more important than a group. All people should be valued equal. It is important that we are not predjedice against one another. This is important because if we make our classes presice then we will never find something in common with all people. All people need to learn to get along with eachother and be respectful to everyone, not just the people they know of.

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger Prettynpink62091 said...

    I would have to say that this statement is untrue. A group does not focus on one. There is more then one person in a group, you have to be fair.

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    I believe that the individual is not more important than the group. I think that a groups needs are more important than an individual's because the majority should rule.

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger valgavi23 said...

    I don't think that an individual is more important then an individual.Everybody plays an equal part in something whether it's a sport or a project

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger JasonB said...

    The individual is as important than a group but the individual can cause as much as a change as the group of people. I think the individual could make more of a change because they can convince more individuals.I think a good example of an individual convincing people would be Martin Luther King Jr.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger jfootball25 said...

    I think that having groups is better than being alone. I think this because being in groups helps other people can get to know each other and help each other. Being alone is worse because if you have a question you have to ask the teacher instead of your class man. Being in groups is a lot better.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    i believe that the individual is not more important then the group. It is not because there is no i in team. that is why i disagree that the individual is more important then the group.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    I agree with the statement "the individual is more important then the group. I belief with the statement because the group is trying to meet the same goal as the individual.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger baby_chick123 said...

    Moriah!!!!!!!!!!! I really liked what you said, you got right to the point and I like the statements that you used.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger TD said...

    I disagree with the statement the individual is more important than the group because I believe the team comes before the player. What the team needs comes before what the player needs. If your a player on a team and you want to play a certain position, you wont always get to play that position because the team needs you elsewhere.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger Justin said...

    I think that a group is more important then a individual. Like for example a football team does not revolve around one guy it revolves around every one on the team. You cant have one guy do all the work because a Q-B cant throw with out an o line to block for him.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger dancingbaby23 said...

    I would think that at different times the individual is more important than the group. At a time when your not focausing or getting any work done, it would be more important. Though if its overwhelming, the group may be more helpful. So back to the prompt I would have to stand in middle depending on which situation your in.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger jrlval2 said...

    An individual is not more important than the group. Individuals come together to make a group so each person is important, but a team must do what is best for the team. This isn't always what is right for each individual.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    Baby_Chick123 I think what you say is very true! it's sad that people that are famous, popular, ex. seem to be higher in this world than other people. It shouldn't be that way! I'd like to see you expand on how people get treated differently.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger howdy95 said...

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  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    The group is definitely more important than the individual because if we just worried about ourselves all the time or society will become corrupt. If we just care about ourselves and did not worry about the group and everyone else nothing would get done. If the president just cared about himself we would not have a government and everyone would be on their own because we are just worrying ourself. If we worry about the group we care for each other we will prosper have a stable community. That is why the group is more important than the individual.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    In the arguement between the individual and group interests, my beliefs lie in the middle. An individual holds basic human rights and should be treated with respect and dignity. However, if a group is a progressive group, or a group that is dependent on saving lives/changing them, individual rights are dwarfed. So, it all really boils down to the values and morals of both the individual and the group.

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger Prettynpink62091 said...

    I agree with everyone, they all make very true statements. Because a group

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger NS said...

    Lexi, that is very true. The group's needs are very important compared to the individual.

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger Katey said...

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  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger Justin said...

    Dominick i dont get what you mean?? explain better.

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger jfootball25 said...

    Allens is the best of all except mine

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    Lexi612,

    That is true and you should right more.

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    Allen,
    i don't understand on what you are trying to express with just a peroid

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger TD said...

    Dominick,
    I really agree with what you said. It was a great example of why the individual is not better than the group.

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

    In certain situations the individual is more important than the group, and sometimes the group is more important than the individual. If the individual needs are unreasonable and weird, than why should the group stop in order to fix that one person’s needs? Though if the individual’s needs affect the group in a negative way, or that could truly stop the progress of the group, than the individual needs are more important. There’s no ‘I’ in team.

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger theshort1 said...

    I agree that the individual is more important than the group. First, a group of people can do something bad but it would affect the whole group making the impact lighter. But if an individual person would make a bad decision it would affect that person even more than it would effect a group. So i feel that, an individual is more important than a group, again because what you do individual effects your personal life but as a group it does not.

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger nacho.man said...

    A individual is not more important than the group because if one person leads the group no ones opinion gets heard. And everyone wants to be heard and might want to do something different.

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Buffunicorn said...

    Write more Allen

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger cheyenne B. said...

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  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

    I disagree. The individual is not more important than the group. Whenever there is a group of people, usually, one person brings up an idea, and the group must make a decision or split up. If the group agrees with an idea, usually the group follows through. If a group of people disagrees with something, the group usually gets into an argument. If the group still cannot agree on what to do, they will either split up, or an individual will the make the decision alone. The individual is not more important than the group because in a group of people, a decision must be made through popular vote, or favor. If six out of seven people want to do something, usually a group will follow through with the idea. If one person does not agree with something, they usually cannot throw a temper tantrum, because it is usually pointless and will not work to improve anything.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    I disagree with this statement in tragic circumstances because it is better for one person to die that for the entire group to die. The group is more important only because of the amount of people, not because if you are not part of the group doesn't mean that you are not important. In certain circumstances one person can be more important than the group if the person is of particular importance to the world, or the cause.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    The individual is more important than the group. The individual needs to be strong or the group will never be strong.Tkhe individual has to be able to support themselves and go there own way because if they rely on the group then they will never live on their own. Thats why the group is more important than the group.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger howdy95 said...

    I agree with your comment Justin, but some times that one person can make the differnce.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger jrlval2 said...

    Ravinous Pear;
    What happens if the individual isn't trying to make the same goal as the team is? Would that still make them more important than the team?

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger JasonB said...

    i agree with Allen and i disagree with NS because an individual could get other people to go on his side and could maybe create an even bigger group. but they could possibly be the same.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    Dancingbaby23 in what situations is the individual better?

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger JM65 said...

    The individual is more important than the group because it is harder to hake a group of people happy then its is to make 1 person happy.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger Davis said...

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  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

    Bailey,
    I agree with your blog/comment it all depends on the sitaution. I love how you wrote it. GREAT JOB!!!

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    Veronica ~~ Wow, what points your bring up! I didn't of them until you mentioned them. Great work, even in a short response, you show your brains. :

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger ryans2013 said...

    I disagree because when people are selfish they are annoying and I also like to be with groups of people instead of being by myself.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

    I disagree with what JasonB said because if an individual makes the sole decision, then the group may either be unhappy, or angry, and usually the individual is singled out and feels bad.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    An individual is not more important than a group. An individual should not be lifted up higher than anyone else. It isn't fair, everyone should be treated equal.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger valgavi23 said...

    I agree with what babychick_123 said. Nobody is more important in a group. Everybody is equally important

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger theshort1 said...

    Caitlin i dont agree with you! i think the ind. is more important!

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    I am actually in between because i think they are equal. For an example we need the congress to make decisions but we also need the president to make decisions for America and both of their decisions although different are very important. Again I neither disagree or agree with a individual being more important than a group.

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    fine...i disagree. a group is more important

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger Buffunicorn said...

    it is important to have group thinking

     
  • At 12:37 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    Moriah,

    I disagree with your comment but i am out of time.

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    Moriah-
    I agree exactly with what you said. You said that in a very good way.

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger ryans2013 said...

    Allen i think you need to type a little bit more then just a period.

     
  • At 12:41 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    cheyenne B. I disagree with you because the question was not weather it is better to be and individual or part of the group.
    The question asked if the group was more important than the individual at certain times.

     
  • At 12:45 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    an individual is important and can make a difference but they would be more effective and useful in a group. Why should we quit standing up for what we strongly believe in even if the cost may be bad.

     
  • At 12:46 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    Justin i agree with that but if you explained a little more than that.

     
  • At 12:47 PM , Blogger theshort1 said...

    In Invictus, by William Ernest Henley"I am the master of my own fate", this quote relates to my life. how? I feel that i am the only one in my life that can decide my own fate. For example, if i back talk to my mom and get grounded it was my own fault. For making the decision that i made, and for that decision i made i have to live with that fate. It was not my sisters fault that i backed talked my mom and got grounded, it was my own i am the only master of my own fate.

     
  • At 12:48 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    Ryan
    i agree with you its much more fun and theres alot more to do when you are in groups of people

     
  • At 11:30 PM , Blogger Condescending said...

    I hope this one sticks out:

    You cannot separate the 'individual' from the 'group'

    The group cannot exist with the individuals that define it. The individuals rely on the group (aka: other individuals) to survive and function.

    This is a parlor trick play on words. You pit the word "individual" against the word "group" to creation an illusion of distinction.

    There is no difference between the individual and the group.

     
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