The Freedom of the Collective and the Freedom of the Individual Are Equal
This is why the world was created filled with so many people, each with his own thoughts and opinions, …so that each and every one will adopt the thoughts and opinions of all others. Thus, when one corrects oneself in similarity to the Creator, one gets enriched …since he himself is incorporated in all the alien notions and thoughts of the entire world.
After all, if one wants to draw closer to the Creator, he must perform good deeds to justify the Creator’s actions towards him and the entire world. Hence, one is connected with the thoughts and opinions of the entire world.
– Baal HaSulam, Shamati (I Heard), Article No. 33, “The Lots”