Let’s not forget what a “social network” really is…
Community works like the synapses of the brain:
the stronger the connections, the stronger everybody is.
Existence is symbiosis.
The question is not whether you will be a part of the relational ecology;
the question is: will you build or weaken your partnerships therein?
Social networking — the real kind — happens when I realize that
winning does not require that somebody else has to lose;
getting ahead does not mean that others must be left behind;
and my success does not require that another fails.
This is the shift from competition to collaboration,
from combat to cooperation.
This is the power of the network:
when I discover that your success directly correlates to my own.
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