There is little we can do “all by ourselves”
Even if we have eyes,
we cannot see
without receiving support from light.
Even if we have legs,
we cannot stand
without receiving support from the ground.
Even if we have lungs
we cannot breathe
without receiving support from air
When we claim to have done it “all by ourselves,”
we’re probably either
insufficiently appreciating the support we’ve received from others
insufficiently feeling appreciated by others.
Our ability to appreciate others
is often intricately intertwined
with feeling appreciated by others.