The relationship between the individual and the collective or society as a whole is a delicate one. However the concerns of the individual and society as the collective are similar. The main concern of the collective is how to live well together. So it is fundamentally an issue of balance and harmony. The main concern of the individual is similar. Though this similarity is not immediately apparent. It is how to live well with himself. If he cannot live well with himself then how can he live well with others?