This question is assuming that such a thing as 'progress' exists, but let's assume for this instance that it does.
It is encouraged in our society to embrace and adapt to individualism because doing this basically sets the stage for evolution (and obviously evolving is a priority, right!?), yet when we talk about progress in societies, it is discovered that (and many famous anthropologists, historians, economists and philosophers have admitted this), it is often the diversity, when everyone start to look in different directions, everyone ultimately goes in different directions, that is to blame for virtually every stall to progress/evolution.
See the contradiction?
My question is simple: Is individuality a bigger contributor to devaluation or is diversity or what?
I am interested in your personal opinion.