Hey Kid: Team Sport
Life is a team sport. You might as well accept the fact and learn to work with others. Not liking this concept does not change the reality. You have to learn to get along with others and work together, no matter how frustrated you get. When I talk about teamwork I do not just mean your place of employment. This philosophy applies to your family too because they may be the most difficult people in which to practice cooperation. When a team pulls together and works for a common cause, it’s a wonderful thing to experience. The spirit of cooperation can really be a positive and inspiring thing. However, just one bad apple can ruin the whole barrel. Not liking someone does not mean you don’t have to work with them. You just have to work harder to make up for their deficit. There is so much more that can be accomplished when people come together for a common cause. The sky’s the limit.
I hated group projects as a kid. I was never involved in a sports team. Everything I did was as an “individual” and I love the freedom that kind of lifestyle offered. I had to learn to “play well with others” and I was not a quick learner. I still prefer to work on my own, but I have learned to recognize the value of a good, supportive team. Learn from my mistakes and be cooperative early in your life. It will save you a lot of grief.