Society loves the individual,

The man who stands alone.

The image of the pioneer

Thrives for feats well known.


While the solitary soul

Surely has a place,

It's not the cringing hermit

That has shaped the human race


Ability to interact,

Unique in our society,

Has facilitated progress,

Led to concepts of propriety.


While the single spirit

May avoid societal pain,

He also lacks the pleasures

Of our brotherhood's domain.


Jonas Goldstein