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individualism

noun
     
in‧di‧vid‧u‧al‧is‧m [uncountable]
1 the belief that the rights and freedom of individual people are the most important rights in a society:
Capitalism encourages competition and individualism.
2 the behaviour or attitude of someone who does things in their own way without being influenced by other people

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