It’s no secret that most of mankind’s best ideas grew out of people working together. There may be an isolated flash of brilliance or divine inspiration, but in my observation man’s most significant steps forward have come from collaborative efforts to achieve something uncommon, if not great.
Even when the seed of inspiration was singular, it took a coordinated team to dress and keep the garden in which it eventually flourished. Empires, corporations and even family dynasties develop along these lines and it is widely understood that it takes two to tango and a village to raise a child.
In short, we need one another. No man or woman is complete unto him or herself. Every situation, be it social, commercial, political or even comical, hangs upon the ability of those present to collaborate. The sooner we acknowledge and respect this in any new situation we encounter, the better.