The Crowd

The Making of an Individual

“The most ruinous evasion of all,” says the philosopher Keirkegaard, “is to be hidden in the crowd in an attempt to escape God’s supervision of him as an individual, in an attempt to get away from hearing God’s voice as an individual.” To which Thomas à Kempis concludes: “He, therefore, who aims at attaining to a more interior and spiritual life, must, with Jesus, depart from the crowd.”