2- Remember that we are all on the same boat.
I’ve worked in the garment industry for about 8 years now. I’ve had to work in some of the most toxic environments. The worst place to be is somewhere where everyone is trying to get to the top while tearing each other down. Imagine a bucket of crabs. All the crabs are trying to get to the top of the bucket to claw themselves to freedom from the steampot. They’re constantly grabbing on to whatever’s in front of them. What’s in front of them may be another crab, so in the process both crabs just end up falling to the bottom of the bucket. Now think about if those same crabs worked together and climbed methodically on top of each other, wouldn’t at least one of them get to the top? Wouldn’t the one who got to the top lend a hand to his brothers and sisters left in the bucket? My industry is very much like a bucket of crabs. Everyone wants to be on top, but no one wants to stand at the bottom. How different would it be if everyone realized we’re in the same bucket?
The Bible says it like this: “Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”