An interesting article produced by Christopher Kukk has presented a novel argument in relation to Darwinism and the age old adage of ‘survival of the fittest’.
Many commentators would argue that to be successful in life, you need to be hungry, competitive and importantly self-confident. Successful people should value their own well-being above that of others.
This essentially boils down to the cultural understanding of Darwin’s philosophy of ‘survival of the fittest’. Kukk makes the argument however that Darwin’s work actually promotes the idea of ‘survival of the kindest’. That is, co-operation has been more important to humanity’s development than competition.
It is an interesting concept if you then relate this philosophy back to contemporary society. Should we be championing more inclusive and collaborative relationships in society, business and policy?
The full article raises some really interesting points. What are your thoughts? Have you seen more success when working with others, or is it best to work solo?
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