“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. though one can be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Eccl. 4:9-12)
Many people struggle with trying to make it alone in today’s society. Single mothers and fathers, corporate men and women, and even students. Many times people find themselves competing to prove that they can be the best without no one to back them up. As college students we witness that competitive attitude in the organizations that we have on campus.
The bible says that having two is better than one and having three builds a bond that can’t be broken. There is so much knowledge that can be learned when we open up that book and begin to inculcate what has been written thousands of years ago.
For the man who decides to stand alone it can be a lonesome road. When he falls he has no one to lean on in time of need. Many people who choose to be alone do that because work comes first for them. When their career is chosen over there ability to enjoy the pleasures of everyday life they find themselves burnt out, lonely, and depressed because no matter how many titles they have achieved they hadn’t taken the time to build relationships with people that meant the most to them.
Their children suffer, their spouses suffer, their significant others suffer. No matter how well one does in life there are always times when people drop the ball. No one is always perfect. It’s at those times in life when we need someone to hold on to. At the times that we face obstacles where the mission is not completed we need our friends and family to fall on.
You can find so much comfort and acceptance in the people you love. When you treat people right, you are sowing a seed to reap blessings in return. As hard as it may be to take at times, what’s right is not always what you feel is the right thing to do.
Forgiving people and admitting that you were wrong in the situation are usually the hardest things for people to do when they have so much pride and dignity. Unfortunately, that will be the person to fall alone because he has not learned the importance of humility and trusting in people.
As this month goes by I pray that people remember to love each other. I pray that the blood sweat, and tears shed by our magnificent and strong ancestors will affect everyone in their family lives, college lives, organizational lives, and careers.
I hope that everyone will begin to think about the people they love, respect, and care for the most. We should be willing to put our wants and desires aside every now and then and do for others when they can’t do for themselves.
Let’s just remember that one is the loneliest number.