Interdependence is misinterpreted as a weakness especially when compared with independence. Many of us believe that being independent is the highest level to reach. Why take help when we are self-sufficient? This is a perspective that you might want to change. If you observe nature, plants, animals, weather, everything is interdependent. We humans are no different. To unleash our potential we need each other. The day you understand and accept your limitations, it is the day when you unlock the endless possibilities.
The three stages through which things go through on this earth, including humans are: Dependence, independence, and interdependence. A new born baby is entirely dependent on adults to survive and grow initially. After a certain age, people reach to the state of independence. Being independent makes people proud because now they are not at the mercy of anyone. They are free and knowledgeable enough to make decisions. Nothing is wrong with that but it has limitations to it.
Our ultimate goal should be interdependence. That means to have the drive to tackle our goals alone, but also having the wisdom to ask for help when we need it. The ideal situation would be a combination of being independent and interdependent. You can not skip independence stage and go from dependence to the ultimate goal.
You can be independent and still rely on others to see you through a tough time. You can be independent and still share your good times, good fortune, and important events with friends, family, and others. You can love yourself and still look for love from others.
Together we can achieve what we can never achieve alone. Once we realize that, nothing can stop us from tapping into our endless potential.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. – John Donne