In several posts above I try to show that oneness and individuality are not in conflict. Here is someone discussing the first stage of Buddhist awakening: https://www.dharmaoverground.org/discussion/-/message_boards/message/8713569#_19_message_8739472 At first time the clouds is cleared and the roots is plugged, there’s only confusion : what just happened?? Gradually you perception shifted, you start to talk to others from your new perception of life, just to find out not everyone aim for liberation, some just love samsara/sankhara. Sometimes you even caught in debates. So does it affect, of course it will. But you really need to practise wisdom , since you’re free from your own mind, you can start to see how others are entangled by those fetters, finding a way to help others by words would be your goal eventually. Compassion and empathy of course will increase as you already sees that you will do the same if you’re him, identified , doubted , feared by his own mind creation fetters . A stream enterer cannot be hurt just by words from others, bcause he can lose his identity anytime he want. His practise of wisdom will keep on increasing as he sees the beginning and ending of every problem.