Being an #individual doesn't mean you have to do things individually. #QuoteADay #Day345 #edchat #edu #satchat #NYedchat #ASCDL2L
It's important to be an individual. It's human nature to want to separate ourselves from those around us in at least some small way.
We want to be noticed, and we want to make a difference.
But, being an individual shouldn't have to mean that you do things individually.
After all, it isn't so much that being an individual means you have to do everything yourself, but rather that by being an individual, your opinions are valued and you bring something a little bit different to the table.
In fact, being an individual should make collaboration even more worthwhile, as working together works best when everyone has their own expertise to share (otherwise, collaboration can feel more like competition).
We should certainly want to do some things individually, if for no other reason than to test our abilities and challenge ourselves in areas that we haven't yet fully explored.
However, as individuals we're always able to shine brightest and shine most differently when our individual talents are paired with those of others.