Enculturation vs. Individuation: The only worthy field of battle where all should stand and fight. All other warring battlefields - religious and secular, past and present - drenched in human blood, are so far beneath the soul and dignity of humankind that it pains one to even consider that they have existed, do exist, and, unfortunately, will continue to exist. And WHY?
The fight to be one's self, in a world that is doing its very best to have you become like everyone else, is the universal, but often unseen battlefield of everyone's life. This is the ultimate struggle; all are participants, and no one can be spared.
Those rare warriors who are conscious and aware, and allow their wisdom of perception to be known, are often ridiculed and derided by the human-sea of the unconscious, who ironically, at the end of the day, also fight.
Most of these worthy warriors are doing their best, but granted do grope in the dark, and without adequate tools; the others don't even take the time to blindly grope, and the few who occasionally do, do so without the help and hope of even finding a tool.
Some bold and bravely fight with tools of rationality and reason; albeit usually powerful, are proven sterile in this theater of endeavor. Here active imagination, intuition, and listening to the sub or unconscious are the sharpest, most efficacious armaments to employ.
And what is it that is to be won? Each, within themselves, only knows. Therein lies the beauty of the battle.
"The most precious thing that man possesses is his own individuality; indeed, this is the only thing that he really has, or is; and for one instant to allow any outside influence to enter or control this individuality is a crime against man's real self." ---- Ernest Holmes