The individual is a passage, a bridge from the collective to the universal. It frees you first from the collective, and once you are free from the collective, there is no need for you to be an individual. You can dissolve into the whole.

That is the miracle of individuality: first it frees you from the collective, and then it dies on its own accord because its needs are fulfilled, it is no longer needed. It is medicinal: it kills the disease, then you drop the medicine.