In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be…
This is the inter-related structure of reality.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
For the past 2.5 years, I have repeatedly used these words by Martin Luther King, Jr. to emphasise why we need to treat each other well in the kitchen. But we shouldn’t need a reason, should we? It should be the norm, a given on any team that have come together collectively for a purpose.
Why would we align our actions and energy towards anything else except that one goal? Why do we not see the power of lifting someone up as opposed to bringing them down? Where are we headed if we don’t look out for each other?