Definition: a willingness and ability to work with others; collaborative; greater efficiency through teamwork

Proverb: When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. — Ethiopian

Quote: Whatever God’s dream that man may be, it is certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates. — Stella Terrill Mann (1898-1990) Author of Change Your Life Through Love {1949}

Reflection: Ultimately the final outcome of racial tension will be one of three separate possibilities: isolation, annihilation, or assimilation.
     Assimilation is accomplished by communication and interaction. Society is strengthened by cross-cultural relationships, cross-societal associations, personal friendships, and the melding of linguistic and musical ideas and attitudes. When assimilation is rendered with a cooperative spirit, the new combination is a strong and unique new people.

Comment: A stable civilization is built on a cooperative society.

Observation: A discussion may begin as a negotiation and, if productive, lead to cooperation; and then, if fruitful, become a collaboration.

Symbol: fish {Teamwork}; geranium flowers