Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
In our modern world, we were taught from young to compete and to excel. In school, our teachers want us to be top of class. In work, our bosses want us to be high-fliers. We climb the corporate ladder and try to outdo our competitors. We are not taught that instead of competing, if we co-operate with each other, put our heads together, we could achieve more in any given situation.
REVERSE is a co-operative because we believe in co-operation more than competing. We want to join hands with you and help each other to finish our race well. We have come to a realization that nobody can be no. 1 in everything all the time. We need to use our different talent, experience and interest to complement each other to create the synergy and results that no individual can attain. Teamwork divides the effort and multiples the effect.
‘As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are… Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl.’ – General Colin Luther Powell in Bridging the Gap is telling us to carefully choose our friends. Genuine friends who want to see us do well because they will be lifted up together with our wellness. We need to keep a few close, like-minded friends to urge each other on. At the same time, we need to keep a wide circle of friends, even some with opposing ideas and values to keep us sharp and humble.
REVERSE Co-op wants to become a central reference point for your new, enlarged social circle. We will seek your interests and background and organize activities of work and play that will suit you and others with similar interests and background. At the same time, we hope in this wider circle of seniors’ cohort, you will be able to find a few like-minded, equal experienced seniors to become close companions in the last part of your life journey.