As you may know, I am deeply into partnerships.
Why seek out partnerships? Why spend time developing them?
There is nothing that can enrich your experience more than interacting with other people. Especially people who share your interests, and even better, if they come from a diverse background and they are able to offer a unique perspective.
It is the same with partnerships, and this is why developing partnerships make sense.
For the naysayer in me, I should say that I am not talking about toxic relationships here. If someone has a negative effect on you, or they are trying to take advantage of you, that’s not a partnership.
Implicit in the concept of partnership, there is the expectation of common interest. Why would you enter a partnership if not?
But also, there is the concept of “otherness”. Why would you partner with somebody exactly like you? What would be the benefit? Would you even be curious?
So why seek partnerships? My answer is that because we’re almost always better together.