History remembers you differently and thanks to our biological drive towards altruism and Goodness, I have faith in humanity. And trust me I use the term, "faith" lightly. The watchdog should be Big Data.
Can you ask what makes an individual happy without considering the cluster of the group? Forget what you "herd", this mentality is helpful in certain times and a hindrance in others. Sink or swim or condition involves the flourishing and suffering of others. Do we take action or stay indifferent?