"No man is an island, no man stands alone, each
man's joy is joy to me, each man's grief is my own. We need one another, so I
will defend, each man as my brother, each man as my friend. When I help my
brother, then I know that I plant the seed of friendship that will never
Everything that occurs in our lives, be it good
or bad, is constructed within the confines of relationships. Your greatest achievements, even your failures,
were hinged on the intersection of one or more relational dynamics; the ever
present dynamic involving you with yourself and you with at least one other
person. Whether the relationships were surficial and in
passing, or they were deep and intimate, you could not and did not arrive at
your current location and disposition without their influence.
Your relationship with yourself will determine
the kind of interpersonal relationships you foster with others; hence the
quality of the people you will naturally gravitate to. And it is within the
construct of those external relationships that your destiny will be shaped.