Complementarity

Complementarity
   The Creative Individual Is Complementary to the Society in Which He Lives
   The creative individual is, in a sense, complementary to the society in which he lives, rather as a soloist in a concerto. Both the basic ideas of science and the key inventions of mankind have generally been conceived in the minds of individuals, while the effort to gain the data on which the ideas and inventions have been based, and the subsequent effort to turn them to good account, have required the contributions of many besides the inventor and originator of ideas. So the individual and the community are necessary to one another. . . . (R. V. Jones, 1985, pp. 323-324)

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