To find a balance in life is something to be achieved. To understand the world, we have to interact with it; interact with others. There is a safety in numbers. We need others in order to exist, but to understand ourselves wholly is essential. If we do not wholly understand ourselves, how are we to interact with others successfully?
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching