Known to the wise, Abraham, Buddha, Confucius, and Jesus understood the underlying connectedness of all humanity. Their admonitions to us contain high awareness of our human interdependence. – Timothy Wilken
All accomplishments, all achievements, all successes, all progress that we as human beings have experienced, is a result of our interdependence with others!
A tremendous amount of support surrounds us in all areas of our lives: our families, our friends, our business colleagues, our partnerships, our educators, our children, our community, our state, our country, and our world are visible support structures.
While the list of this interdependent support goes on, as individuals we often fail to realize that independence is a direct result of our interdependence and cooperation with others.
We cannot truly become independent without the help of others!
How do we achieve independence? We must learn to ask for this help! Independence is achieved through interdependent associations when people are united together to support each other: mentoring, coaching, sharing resources and referrals, working together toward common objectives, and helping in numerous ways.