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    Default The Lonely Crowd?

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    Is this theory correct or is it flawed on the basis that in order for individuals, even the majority, to be other directed there would need to be others who are truly individual and innovative in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiki
    Riesman's book argues that although other-directed individuals are crucial for the smooth functioning of the modern organization, the value of autonomy is compromised. The Lonely Crowd also argues that society dominated by the other-directed faces profound deficiencies in leadership, individual self-knowledge, and human potential.
    Look around you!

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