I need to get this off my mind before I explode.
Just let me start off by saying, that those of you who say "I'm just like you..." are selfish, rude, and annoying people at heart.
If you just so happen to be like this, let me ask you this; Do you honestly think that by saying "oh, well if everyone would just work together everything would be fine..." that you're being selfless, or even intelligent in such judgment? Take a look at where that gets people; ever hear about how the Roman Empire would have the same mentality and essentially took over most of the world known to them? If you even dare to say that's not wrong because of what it "accomplished", then I suggest you read about Crucifixion, and all the other things they did to uphold their rule. And if you're going to use the "all men are created equal" excuse, that only applies to people being made equal- people make their own choices, end up differently, and quite frankly, that's why you hold a completely different opinion now than I do and are trying to excuse it and cling to it.
There are a lot of people that will have you believe that people fit into one of so-and-so groups, and you're incapable of making your own decisions: thus discouraging you from doing so- what I say is that you aught to stop trying to fit in, and actually think for yourself before you loose all autonomy altogether. Let me put this in perspective for you; in the wild, the weak, unintelligent animals herd together and can't survive on their own for more than a day- while all the intelligent ones can live on their own, and act autonomously. The same basically goes for Human society, yet somewhat in reverse; if you follow what is essentially a human equivalent of a heard of goats, then you'll become dull, weak, and unable to think for yourself- if you operate in much smaller groups, if any at all, then you don't have to be constantly bombarded by what other people are thinking, yet you still maintain a much more autonomous will, and it is much easier to resist your impulses. Did you ever notice how all the "odd" "freaks" that don't fit into society usually end up as rather intelligent people like Physicists, Artists, and Engineers- while the people that fill the every requirement of the majority's collective conscious are usually Drug Addicts, Hippies and Activists. Quite a contrast, isn't it?
Don't you even dare to use the excuse that "if everyone agrees, it must be true!" because that is no excuse. Do you even believe there to be such a thing as truth? If the majority is so correct, then why don't you test its "truth" and see how well it holds up against reality? Everything I deeply believe has been researched, tried, and tested time and time again- I just don't go "oh, well professor such and such said it!" or "Pastor whats his face says so!", because that never works. Of course, many of the things I believe are not popular, but it always ends up untouched when I try to "burn it with fire" to test it. Perhaps you should try to do the same instead of thinking everything you learned in school was true? The majority does not decide what is right; reality's past and present do, regardless of how you try to mask it.
And there's a word for when you're completely out of touch with reality: it's called insanity. It doesn't matter if everyone else is insane and you act like them; that's still insanity. Insanity is when you think that everything, as divided, different, and diverse as it is is a single entity. Not all of it collaborates, or even affects the other- in fact, there's probably a whole history behind the town you live in- do you not see how time; an impenetrable barrier has kept you away from its history alone. And let me state again the necessity of divides and barriers within this universe: if all of a sudden the rather large expanse between here and... let's say Mars was all of a sudden closed up, so to speak, do you honestly think the outcome would be a good thing? Wouldn't both our planet and it destroy each other? It'd certainly be "united", and since the "cost" of such is negligible to most, it wouldn't seem to bother some people- most folks are so busy complaining about how much they hate their life that they wouldn't care anyway- Instead, here's a better idea that's been in place for what's likely billions of years; Mars stays where it is, and Earth stays where it is, and nothing bad happens. Try to understand that many things, people, and whatnot can't be "united", and are best off alone. In fact, many things that are together are probably best off divided; when you try "uniting" things that don't belong together, that causes war and chaos.
OF COURSE there are things that need to collaborate in an atmosphere of mutual functions, but not everything or even most things. Even then, there needs to be division and independence. That's probably why people who live in less populated areas are more productive and less stressed; move people from a rural country with hardly any technology whatsoever into a sprawling metropolis they'll be miserable and unable to function; they can't work, they can't breathe, and they're certainly not at home. Think of it most like this: Machines need gears; gears of certain size and shape are needed in precisely the correct place, in different sizes, shapes, etc.. Now, let's say some fool tries making those gears "work together" with other machinery with a different machine that has little use for them; obviously, things will be much worse; instead of adding functions, functions are removed: those components would have been far better off where they belonged.
Now, quite a few of you are going to say "Well, you're on a Bionicle website; the first of the character's virtues are Unity..."- "Unity" does not mean "unify". If you ever actually pay attention to the storyline, you'll realize that the cast does not go on crusades conquering the setting; they defend themselves from their enemies, not go out and take over their lands, forcing them to integrate into their ideology and ideas. I got into quite a long debate with that "Greg" fellow in charge of much of the storyline before it became evident that he was largely misunderstanding me with what I was discussing with him, coupled with how I was being rather assertive, on the subject of said "virtue". "Unity" isn't the same as singularity as most promote it to be, and it's not as important as some may believe it to be, either. Most people who overstress "unity" often believe that it is the sole reason they exist; to collapse everything into an omnipotent singularity- and that will happen if you make it the center of what you believe in. Therefore, on the subject of the "Three virtues" in the Bionicle story, you're also forgetting that it is accompanied by "Duty" and "Destiny"; "unity" means something more along the lines of comradery than actual "oneness"; they are not all alike(at the least they have different masks and colours), they act differently, some of them even help their allies by acting independently at times(Like Kopaka, for example). The reason it isn't "comradery", then the rest is because first of all, most of the English-speaking people who buy Bionicle sets are young American children who go to government schools(that teach half-broken English), and thus have no idea what the word means other than it has "Comrade" in it. Secondly, with a "Red Star" being a landmark, it would made the story seem to be promoting Communism(And politics are NOT a thing to include in things directed primarily to children), and third, it doesn't sound nearly as good as "unity". Therefore, it should be clear that the "three virtues" in the story do not mean "Take over the world and force people into labour camps, because you're predestined anyway"- the people who do that are the people who want control.
Now, in case you're confused about the title, I'll clear it up for you; the people who believe in achieving some sort of all-encompassing singularity, or think that everything already is one are about the same; they do the same things, they act the same way, and they all go down the same gutter with their plans and everything. Most notable of the primary reasons I wrote this was because I'm so constantly being harassed by people who say imbecilic things like "I AM YOU", and try to enforce that I "have no free will" and must do what they say; apparently I'm disproving them with every sign of disobedience to them. If the Universe is truly a single thing in the strictest sense, then nothing would exist; only nothing. Void is the only thing, no matter how large or small that can really be a singular, harmoniously existing thing- but it can't, because it is the opposite of existence.
Has none of this occurred to anyone, or has no one stopped to think about what they've been taught all their lives? To grow is to add; to increase the value of something, counting greater and greater; expanding and building separate things; one number after the other, and none are identical, none are the same. Yet, the people dead-set on "unity" and nothing else- they seem to have it backwards; they subtract and subtract, removing and destroying: making things have no value. They remove until only one thing is left, as they understand nothing else. But what happens when the only thing is left to destroy and that is yourself?
I think I just explained Black Holes, suicide, selfishness, and human stupidity in a nutshell.