Collaboration is the foundation of meaningful growth. One of the great myths of our society, reinforced by “us-them” thinking, is that success is grounded in competition. In fact, research demonstrates that we evolve through cooperation and networking, not through competition (see “The Principle of Cooperation” in Principles of Abundance for the Cosmic Citizen for a more detailed analysis of the scientific data). This does not mean that there is no role for competition. By testing ourselves against the skills of others, we are challenged to improve. But as a society, we need to switch our focus to how we can work together – particularly at this time when the divide between the rich and even the middle class has never been greater.
To help with a shift in focus towards collaboration, the following resources are provided: