Culture, has systematically conformed majority of the 7.6 billion human beings living in the world today to think and behave as if we are separate individuals; individuals who are competing with each other for scarce resources, especially money. We imagine that we can make it alone, and we have set boundaries between ourselves and other human beings; and between ourselves and nature.

The true position, however, is that life is full of interconnections which we do not pay attention to most of the time. Everything and everyone in the universe is interconnected, interdependent and interrelated. We are not solitary creatures, but social creatures. Everything we do revolves around somebody or something else, and we share a destiny with each other. As examples, to be born involves a father and a mother, to marry involves a spouse and the relatives, to be sick involves doctors and nurses, none of us can bury themselves after death.

The interconnections become evident when we share one another’s sorrows during times such as of natural calamities like cyclones, tsunamis, and earthquakes; or during the sickness, or death of a mutual acquaintance. Such calamities make us become emotionally interconnected regardless of our diverse cultures, races, religions, philosophies, perspectives or the physical distance between us. They also become evident when we share joy during times such as when ware celebrating successes and wins.

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