There was a farmer who grew corn. Every year, he won the award for the highest quality corn. One year a journalist interviewed him and learned something interesting. The farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why,” the farmer asked, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbours grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours grow good corn.”

So is with our lives… Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others. For the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness. For the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all…

You can call it the power of collectivity,

You can call it the principle of success,

You can call it law of life.

The truth is that none of us can win, unless we all win.

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