Stronger Together


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

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