Why do we need the society?

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: I am feeling that society is a curse. Why do we need the society?

Acharya Prashant (AP): Nothing is a curse; nothing is a curse. The only curse is to ‘not know’. The only curse is ignorance, and where does this ignorance lie? Who is ignorant- the society or the individual? Where does ignorance…