“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ West African Proverb
This proverb highlights what we are all starting to recognize — that our lives are better and we are happier when we work together. Humans are biologically wired to care about others and studies on happiness have shown that helping others is a key component of happiness. Learn more in the great documentary I AM by Tom Shadyac.
And it turns out, it’s not just humans that are wired this way. The whole theory that animals are competitive and aggressive is crumbling as new research proves that when given a choice, animals show great compassion. Learn more by watching this great TED video on compassion and fairness in animals by Frans de Waal.