An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Indeed, it is only when the individual joyfully surrenders that individuality for the benefit of humanity that his or her individuality can really be seen in it's true value. Offer not, upon the altar of humanity's needs, that which is of no value to yourself. For if you would love then love to your utmost, joyfully and willingly offering all that you are, as a celebration of all that you are.