Working together

In the old days in America, when a lot of people still had family farms, they used to have a saying: “Many hands make light work.” When you have other people helping you it does make things easier: there are some things you just can’t carry by yourself, or reach up high for by yourself either. It’s interesting and unusual too: sometimes when you have someone with you, it’s easier to do hard things because you feel like you have a friend beside you that makes the difficult work less scary.

However, you have to make sure that your friends understand that they are there for you: you are not there for them. Some will want to boss you around and tell you that they are only trying to help you. Well, in their minds they are, really: some people love to organize things even though they may not be their things; some like to have everything a certain way even though they don’t own everything, they can’t own everything, and certainly they shouldn’t own everything either. Sometimes they forget this and start trying to do what they want to do with their things, only it’s your things really.

You have to take such friends and ask them if they can do one job for you: organize one shelf or just arrange the books in your bookcase or just make sure all of your shoes have mates. You see: when you understand your friends, you can help them become a good work force by asking them to do things that they find easy because they are good at what needs to be done. This does take some thinking and planning! But that is part of working together: understanding each other first, even before the work begins.

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