Me against the world mentality is a useful tool in preserving ourselves. It also elevates us to challenge the status-quo, to do something remarkable.
This posture, however, can hinder us as we deepen our relationships with family, friends, neighbors and strangers.
Because this story isn’t just about you overcoming the world, it is about us. Us against the world.
When we see that we share the same struggles, we learn to treat outsiders as insiders. We quit dehumanizing people and see them for who they truly are and what they can become. We develop empathy. Real empathy. And then we can better ease the burdens of those around us. Because it isn’t about going fast.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.