Anything great or worthwhile, is not an individual effort. Anything worthwhile isn’t certainly worthwhile to be doing alone. Anything important, is not worth doing alone.
I’ve lived a long time under the illusion of individualism. Although I thought I saw some of the connections, too little on much of it.
On 2015 when I began reading systematically more books, I paid attention more to the acknowledgements parts of the books. What kept amazing me was that there were so many people who these authors thanked and for great reasons.
Same goes for movie credits, and that often just begins to reference to the original story which then again has come alive through ideas which come from relationships. Collective effort.
It’s therefore unskillful to think that individual does anything in this world.
Humans are hyper social beings, we are born and alive thanks to the collective effort and thus all of our achievements are in part thanks to those who came before us.