"The New Educational Review" No 1 (2009), s. 71-79
Th e keynote of the undertaken considerations is an assumption that community
in the culture of individualism strengthens the individual and the individual’s development.
Concentration on oneself and on one’s own objectives does not exclude
consciousness of other people’s needs. In the fi rst part of the study I shall present
theoretical assumptions of my considerations, in the second part – results of the
conducted research actions the concerning meaning of confi dence and solidarity
in the life of young people, in the third part I will formulate conclusions, pointing
out, among others, that confi dence is a necessary resource letting oneself manage
with the presence of others.