How can cooperation lead to success and happiness?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
We continue to believe the myth of rugged individualism. The image of someone making it to the top of a summit or discovering the cure for cancer by themselves continues the myth that happiness can be experienced only when you achieve some goal alone.

The new paradigm of happiness and success rests in the concept that we cooperate and reach our goals synergistically. The community celebrates and many individuals are transformed when the goal is achieved. There are more lives committed to the goal when a community acts together than when a person pursues a solo mission. We are imprinted with images of individual superheroes - e.g., Rambo or characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger - saving the world; too many of us seek this myth instead of sharing a dream or goal in community and realizing synergy. "Isolation kills; community heals."
A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

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A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

Nautilus Book Awards Winners for 2007 (category: Self-Help/Psychology/ Personal Growth) "Like many people, Kathleen Hall found that despite great success and material wealth, she had yet to identify...

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