Cooperation or Competition?
Which feels better? Cooperating with someone or being in competition with them? Pretty simple answer right? If cooperation feels so much better than competition, why do we compete?
We were taught to compete in school. We were graded on the “curve”, therefore if Johnny got an “A”, he was competing with us because the teacher could only give out a certain number of “A’s”. Then as we enter the business world, we compete with others for jobs, promotions, pay raises, etc. The implication is that we are always alone and there will always be a winner and a loser. Why?
Cooperation and Teamwork
If cooperation and working together feels better, why is it necessary to have a winner and a loser? Why can’t there be two winners? I remember pondering on this while I was working in the corporate world, as I realized I loved helping people get promoted. It was so much fun assisting them in anyway I could, and then they got the position!
When I entered into the home based business industry, I knew I was “home”, because everyone cooperated and everyone worked as a team! It felt like my “ohana” (family in Hawaiian) and it felt good! Everyone is taught to develop their strengths and cooperate with the team. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)!
Social Media and Cooperation
Social Media and Networking is all about cooperation. People truly helping other people, irregardless of what company, what position, etc. It’s truly about “giving” and contributing your strengths and passions towards a common “cooperation” philosophy. We loved our new “social media” family and how they taught us to “give unconditionally” as they gave to us the same way. It was truly “life changing”!
Here’s a video expressing my feelings:
We Are All One
Have you heard of this philosophy? We are all ONE. Albert Einstein said “A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.” If we believe Albert Einstein, then we believe we are all inter-connected and part of a whole. If this is true, then innately, we are meant to cooperate because we are all one and we affect each other. And again, doesn’t it just feel better to help another person or a lot of people?
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