Aquarians are eclectic and imaginative thinkers who know much about the world, but knowing "everything" often becomes an obstacle to their own happiness. Aquarians find and define who they are in terms of their own uniqueness and their issues are about connecting with like minded others. But even when then they find others of like mind, they seem to remain outsiders and can detach and distance themselves if the thoughts and ideas of the group begins to diverge from their own.
Of course it doesn't matter what sort of "like minded groups", Aquarians are not all progressive - think Sarah Palin or Dick Chaney. The point here is that any group of like minds that an Aquarian becomes affiliated with will believe it has the answers for all of society's ills.
Aquarius is an independent freedom loving sign, but remember Aquarius is a stubborn fixed Air sign and no matter how radical - or conventional - an Aquarian's ideas are, once they are arrived at they are not easily changed. From the Aquarian perspective, it's the rest of society that must change.
In attempting to define Aquarius, it should also be remembered that traditional Saturn and rebellious Uranus are both associated with Aquarius And this results in some very different types of Aquarian individuals. Though all are somehow radical, some are revolutionaries, some forward thinking (Uranus ruled), while others simply rebel against change and become conservatives and champions of the status quo (Saturn ruled).
Yet, no matter what their views are - Saturn or Uranus - right or wrong - right or left - Aquarians feel they are, as their symbol suggests, the servants of humanity who pour out the water of knowledge to quench the thirst of the world.