Monday, July 5, 2010

American Cooperation

Another thing I like about our country is the spirit of cooperation.  When our mission team went to Jamaica last year, one of the nationals saw us working together, building concrete columns.  He noted that we could cooperate, each man doing a different job for the project.  He did not often find that spirit of cooperation among his own people.

I'm learning that other cultures are not accustomed to such teamwork.  As Americans, we just take it for granted.  We have corporate teams, sports teams, even teams of emergency workers -- each person does his or her job to complete the task.

Our culture of freedom allows us to be creative and inventive -- think about the light bulb, phonograph, airplane, assembly line, etc..  Then our culture of cooperation helps us bring the dreams to reality.