Celebrating others

Sometimes it feels like such a competitive world. And we develop an either him or me kind of mentality. A zero sum game, where an advantage for one person represents a loss to another. Like pie. more for you, less for me.

But what if it’s not? What if something good for one person, elevates the amount of good in the world for us all? What if the very act of celebrating another person’s success benefits us as well and makes a more positive, harmonious world?

I didn’t watch the Golden Globes, but I was taken with this picture of Jamie Lee Curtis celebrating the success of her co-star Michelle Yeoh:

Fiercely supportive, celebratory, in Yeoh’s corner to the Nth degree. It wasn’t an award for Curtis, but it was a time for her to celebrate her friend. This energy inspires us all, doesn’t it?

The reaction to this now viral moment has surprised Curtis:

“I’m still stunned that a moment of natural exuberance and joy became some sort of a symbol for women supporting other women,” Curtis wrote in the [Instagram] post.

Let’s be there for each other, rejoicing in each other’s successes.

2 comments

  1. Matt · 12 Days Ago

    A very interesting post today. I think the U.S. is very competitive. That is not necessarily a bad thing because it drives people in countless ways to be the best. There is a cost to it though and it is certainly worthy of inspection when it comes to a cost vs. benefit analysis. In the end, life experience and maturity play a role in whether we can exhibit grace or anger at another’s victory.

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    • Shari Swanson · 12 Days Ago

      Agree! Some places where competition is important, some cooperation. I think we undervalue the cooperation sometimes.

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