Better together. We’ve all heard that so many times. We might even agree with it on face value. I wonder how many of us secretly wonder if it is really true all the time. Or maybe we have had experiences where it hasn’t been better together.
The reality is that any time we are with other human beings in community, we open ourselves up to hurt, disappointment and it leaves us feeling vulnerable. So why do we bother? Why do so many talk about being better together?
We are wired for community. We have a deep need to belong and connect. We can’t do that without being vulnerable. I have realised that even hurt and disappointment in community can lead to growth and deeper connection if everyone is willing to work through it. Surface level connection doesn’t require much risk. Deep belonging takes courage. We are better together but it isn’t always easy. How can you show up and be vulnerable?