By Kristie Rodriguez, Junior
If cooperation was a currency, it would be measured by the supportive acts people give one another with the intention of attaining common goals or mutual benefits. By offering a helping hand in everyday situations, a seed of goodwill is passed on to the giver, and therefore, creates an expanded awareness of one’s positive impacts. Ways of cooperating with others could be equated to following road signs—keeping order. A way to cooperate with one’s family is doing chores to keep your family’s home clean. On a greater scale, when developing countries suffer from natural or social disasters, other countries with more resources cooperate by sending medical assistance, goods, such as food or clothing and other economic support in order to achieve a more prosperous society.
This month’s featured ethic from the “Values Matter” program, cooperation should be recognized in every action people make for the sake of aiding others. As the season of “giving thanks” approaches, we should acknowledge everyone who has helped our school achieve a unifying environment, including students and staff. By contributing positive acts in our work environment such as giving advice, tutoring, or even participating in teamwork in classes, we are creating small steps towards a collective benefit.