By Bernard J. Rabik
For starters, John Donne’s “No Man is an Island” got me thinking. Because it is about the connection between all of humanity. In essence, Donne argues that people need each other and are better together than individually, because each individual is part of the greater whole that is humanity itself.
The bestselling book “The Superpower Sisterhood” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush aptly captures what this column is trying to convey.
Emma has been lonely all her life, growing up in a neighborhood with no other children until the day two sets of sisters move to her street. The girls immediately form a club, but discover that something mysterious is going on. They have each always had special talents; but when they work together, it’s almost like their skills become superpowers. Now the sisterhood is ready to help their neighborhood prosper, as long as they can stop the ghostly Mrs. Wigglestooth from discovering their secret. Or maybe there’s a way these super sisters can help their nemesis too.
“The Superpower Sisterhood” makes it clear that life is quite exciting with sisters by your side. And anything is possible!
“The Superpower Sisterhood” is a love letter to all women and girls, to all of us, a reminder that the power of sisterhood can and should give us the confidence to be the bravest, unique and loving versions of ourselves.
Superpower requires cooperation.
“We are stronger when we work together. And so are you.” Uniting the wisdom, skills and innovations of both Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine for their patients.
In medicine, the more experience, the better. When two top medical schools team up, they show what can happen. Together they raise the level of care for New York and the nation.
Become a superpower only with another person or others by your side – by working together.
Bernard Rabik, a lawyer in Hopewell Township, is a columnist for The Times.
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