STOP AND THINK – The nail that sticks out gets hammered. (Japanese proverb)

Is this proverb intended to teach that we should not try to bring attention to ourselves? If we look and act like everyone else, perhaps no one will notice us, and we’ll be safe. Or maybe there’s a positive lesson to learn: instead of going it alone there is value in being a team member, working together as a unit. Both you and the team will be safe and successful.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. (Ecclesiastes 4:9)