Is All About Me! Or Is It?
All this millennial propaganda about following your dreams and the you can do it! mentality, is inspirational and at best, the worst thing to tell our generation. They say history is cyclical and while Baby Boomers embraced hard work and Corporate jobs the following generation has strong allergic reactions to the former. And in all honesty I much rather run with the millennial mentality (I am biased), but in this passionate battle for independence we have lost something very important: each other.
Technology has given so much power to the individual that million dollar companies can start from a college dorm. And then begins the pathetic path of “Me against the world”. We know we can do it by ourselves, but why the heck should we? Selfishness is associated with lower levels of happiness, and intellectual myopia. When the next play is obvious to all those holding a beer in the stands, the man in the arena can only see the 200 pound gorilla right in front. Cooperation is not about going fast, it is about going far.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb
Cooperation VS Competition