I hear the women next door
Cheering her child for finishing her tasks all alone
Great job you did it all by yourself!
I hear the kid cheering herself
Yes! I did it, and will do it again
What is the message to that kid about oneself?
Finishing everything all by myself
That makes mama proud of her little girl
Succeeding together is a shame
I don’t want to be weak and fail in this game
This continues even in school
We are praised for individual traits and following rules
But don’t let yourself be a fool
Our success is connected to a larger society pool
Help someone else rise with you
We are stronger together and will follow through