In the USA there is a special value placed on self-made people; on those who have pulled themselves up from their own bootstraps, and made something out of nothing. There is no problem honoring achievement; in fact it is a good thing. However, I wonder if that ideology has had an adverse effect on group achievement? How does that impact the way we think and face struggles? Is your first thought to get through something alone, or to turn to others? Jesus sent His followers out in groups of two. Jesus put a strong emphasis on community over the individual, on the team over the player. Scripture says that a cord of three strands is not quickly broken, and that it helps to have more than one human when trying to keep warm. What value do you place on being together?