Lone rangers don’t get too far…except on TV

There is this idea that has permeated culture for thousands of years, most recently the American culture, that radically changes the way we live our lives. It has been magnified by the Internet, by video games, by smart phones and many other tools & cultural influences at our disposal. It is a concept that seems right at first, but, upon further examination, looks quite foolish, and many fall prey to this way of thought.

It’s the reason marriages end. It’s the cause of many failures, and it completely ruins a person’s life from the inside out.

Isolationism.

Take a quick look around today. It’s everywhere. Almost every car you see today only has one person in it. People walking down the street are often alone. And the man behind the computer has no one with whom he can share his inappropriate websites, and he likes it this way. In a country of over 300 million people, we are desperately isolated, and we are paying the price.

An ancient proverb says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Substitute whatever you want in the place of “plans” and that proverb will still be true.

Businesses fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Marriages fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

People fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Lone rangers don’t get too far in life, but that’s what we have become: a culture full of lone rangers trying to get through life on our own.

But it’s out own fault. Think about it. We all too often attribute strength to the “self-made man”, but we consider weak those who look to others for guidance & counsel. It’s no wonder people try to go it alone.

If you want to win in life, surround yourself with a team of people who are qualified to give advice and counsel on the plans you have made. This will make all the difference.


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