Is it better to stick together?

NATO is one example where countries join together for their protection. The idea is that they are stronger as a group than they would be on their own. But what do you think?

Is it better to do things together or is it better to do things on your own?

In your answer, you don't just have to think about countries. You can use any type of example - perhaps something from school or an experience you have had or heard about.

Comments (126)

  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I strongly believe that it is better for us to stay together, because in (union is strength, disunity is weakness) where in union and staying together (cooperation) works are done faster and less effort, and when staying we are a wall that no one can break, cooperation is one of the most important actions that embody Strength and saving time and effort, staying together is not only limited to work or fun, nor is it limited to students or countries for nothing!!
    It is open, everyone can stay together always, neighbors can stay together in joy and sorrow, students can stay on homework, nations can stay together and unite in mitigating climate change and spreading safety and peace
    I do not say this out of thin air!! I say it from experiences!! Among these experiences happened in the school, when I was the member responsible for decorating the class for the student honoring party, but I stayed for a long time in one wall and got very tired But the students of my class offered me help, so I accepted it, and within minutes I completed the work that required days and effort, and here I felt the importance of cooperation and assistance.
    And not only this experience, but a lot and another experience: I happened to be in the student parliament of the school when we divided each other on various purposes and my share of it was volunteering to clean the street, so I asked for help from my friends in the class and we did it while we were having fun and laughing and the street became wonderful and clean within an hour!!
    Cooperation and staying next to each other is a bond. When one gets tired, the other person continues and gets the work done in the least time and effort!!!

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      impartial_lute's comment 16 Feb 2022

      Thank you for relating this topic to your own personal examples!

    2. British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      impartial_lute's comment 17 Feb 2022

      This is really wonderful. Cooperation is a good work, and we should all contribute to cooperation. It not only saves time and effort, but also spreads love among people. I think that these students who helped you exchange love and friendship together, and also spreads the features of joy in us, as you said, you finished street work with laughter. And play with each other.

    3. British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      impartial_lute's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Mmmmm, when a person is confused whether to accept this help or not, when I was in class, the teacher asked me to participate in cultivating the school land, and when the girls participated, I changed between agreeing to participate with them or not, so I said I am selfish for not participating in that if I did not I participated, so I participated, so we finished at the same time, with less effort and fatigue

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      impartial_lute's comment 18 Feb 2022

      You do not cooperate and do not trust anyone you meet in the middle of the road, you have enough people for you to trust, and you add nothing to them; Because no one likes that you are more than him or that you are better than him, work with your mind, work with your will, work for yourself, and try not to ask someone to help you. Because as we said no one likes that you are higher than him or better than him, so you do not cooperate with anyone and you are not a party to the association and trust with anyone

  • British Council.jpg bright_cat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I believe that it is better to do things together. If we do things together, we will unite. And in union, strength is like sticks. When gathered together, no one is able to break them. But when they are alone, they are easy to break. And so we humans, when we unite for a purpose, we accomplish it with ease and ease. We as human beings cannot Doing everything on our own, we must need the help of others, and this thing cannot be denied. This facilitates us a great effort and a lot of time and earns us love for each other. And this is the case of countries if they do not cooperate, many developed countries such as will not progress. They seek success and success is the basis of cooperation, as the developed country has many friendships and acquaintances because they are united with others and only want one goal, which is success.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      bright_cat's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Nice metaphor that clearly explains your opinion - well done!

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      bright_cat's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Nice metaphor that clearly explains your opinion - well done!

    3. British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_cat's comment 17 Feb 2022

      I agree with you. Union and cooperation is the first and last way to success as a herd of sheep. If they are together, the lion will not be able to attack it. But if a sheep goes alone, the lion will attack it with ease. That is why we say that in union there is strength, and we must all unite to protect our lives first, then our country, and then our planet , the beautiful.

  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I got opinions from these experiences. In my opinion, man lives, lives and learns from his experiences. Experiences are an integral part of human life.

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      impartial_lute's comment 17 Feb 2022

      @impartial_lute I don't think you've quite answered the question - can you expand on your answer? Is it better to do things together or is it better to do things on your own?

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example Rabat soldiers on the border and guarding the country.
    Other people might disagree because Because of individual differences and differing views and according to the type of problem or topic at hand.
    For example Corona virus and the equivalent of producing viral vaccines from more than one pharmaceutical company

  • British Council.jpg enterprising_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I think it is more beautiful to do things together because doing things together is Joel's thing. Collaboration is a very beautiful thing that brings joy and happiness to every person. It can be a person who has ideas to share with us. His idea can be very beautiful and we help him with it. This is cooperation.
    I remember a situation that happened to me. I saw a sick person with autism at school, frankly, I did not know at first that he was autistic. He would not agree to share anything with us. When the teacher organized us into groups, he would go to the end of the class and sit alone and would never accept to sit with us. We thought that he He does not like groups and so on and does not like cooperation, so we wronged him when a statement came from the school to fill out an information sheet targeting the name and identity and whether he had a disease or not. We found out that day that he is autistic. For us, over time, he adapts to us little by little, even when a few have to speak with irrational ideas and intelligence. I believe in what I went through, I learned one thing, and that is we have to cooperate to solve anyone's problem and we saw what a beautiful cooperation when we helped someone. But the best part about this story is that we cooperated, so I think it's even better that we do things together.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      enterprising_technology's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing this. I am pleased that you came to learn more about your classmate and were able to cooperate and work together. Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder that means people learn differently. What can we do to support our classmates that have different needs to us?

  • British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    Collaboration is really a nice thing, I always like volunteer work, I like working in groups, before a similar thing happened to me, I always saw that my class was not united and I always saw it as something annoying, I spoke to the students of Parliament in the class We created a small group in our class for the low-achieving students with High achievers students to help the class and then this turned into a strong point for our class, where the whole class joined it, and we became one of the most powerful and loving classes. The idea here and what I am trying to convey is that the union is a strong point for all beings (countries, teachers, students, neighbors, trees, branches...)
    Literally everything is stronger with the union, but with conditions including: 1 Like the story of my class, we would exchange trust, and if it wasn't for this, no one would have shared with us.
    2 spirit of cooperation and fulfillment of promises
    3 The space for creativity and making ideas and opinions available to everyone
    4 To be open at all times and not to bring up grudges.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      alert_ostrich's comment 17 Feb 2022

      A great example to support your point of view. Well done!

    2. British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      alert_ostrich's comment 17 Feb 2022

      A point you did not mention is the most important statement that must be said. Are there benefits to cooperation and union? Yes, cooperation increases love between people and gets rid of hatred and hatred, and the society is safe and stable and develops the idea of ​​exchanging information and ideas between people to develop creativity and different points of view and contribute to the development of the society’s economy

      1. British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        playful_dragonfruit's comment 18 Feb 2022

        Yes, of course, thx for the comments, I'm sure cooperation is a good thing sometimes also.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    Is it better for us to stay together? Yes, because there is strength in union, and division is weakness. If work is done in the union and stay together faster, then cooperation is one of the most important measures that saves time and effort and also brings strength. Staying together can everyone, countries and students can work together and always stay together. Students can participate together in solving their homework or in several experiments, now I will give an example from myself: the principal of our school has succeeded in the cooperation of parents and teachers to become one harmonious unit that has a common goal, which is to give the student the best possible education. In cooperation with them in cleaning, we cleaned within two hours!! None of us can achieve success by working

    alone. Collaboration is the first step to success.

  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_interaction | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    From my point of view, It Depends on your personality and the things you do. Some things needs to be done alone like defacating while some needs to be done with somebody like conversations. For personality, it concerns your preference with doing things; the one that satisfies you.

  • British Council.jpg steadfast_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I think that group work is better than individual work because it increases unity and cohesion in the community. The beautiful thing about teamwork is that others are always by your side, and organized accomplishments are always the results of the combined effort of each individual. I will tell you an example I heard that there were two families of different material classes, one of the upper class or rich and the other of the middle class, and that each family had a number of sons, but the high family had its sons working individually and their business was not successful. The sons of this family scoffed Of the sons of the middle family, but the sons of the middle family worked collectively, and the days and sons passed. From the middle family they became advanced in work and successful, but the sons of the high-end family did not succeed in their work and the roles were reversed and the opposite became, as this phrase says alone we can do a lot, but together we can do a lot and the last thing I will say is that teamwork is the ability to work together with a vision Common and gives us the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward goals, and this is the fuel that allows ordinary people to achieve exceptional Ray results. Being together is the beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 17 Feb 2022

      A clearly-explained point of view! Well done for answering the question.

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      steadfast_woodpecker's comment 17 Feb 2022

      A clearly-explained point of view! Well done for answering the question.

  • British Council.jpg accomplished_antelope | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I know that in society today , doing things alone is a ,stigma, What is wrong with you ? Why are you eating alone?
    Why are you sitting alone?
    But is being alone something bad? Many of us dislike doing things alone but really, we should not.
    In the following lines I am going to tell you why doing things a lone is better than doing in group.

    First of all, You get to be yourself

    No matter how comfortable you are with your friends, you’ll never truly be yourself around a group of people. It’s not because you’re uncomfortable, you’re just considerate. For example, you feel like going for some unhealthy junk but your friend is on a diet (like me) so you decide on rabbit food instead.

    Secondly, You won’t need to prove something to others

    Remember when you’ve made some bad decisions in your life? Whether it’s skipping school or doing something bad, most of the time, you did it because you had something to prove to others.
    Doing things alone means you don’t have to cater to the judgement and whims of others. This also means that you’ll make decisions that are (hopefully) smarter and better.

    Third ,You’re free to be yourself

    Ever went out for a gathering and find yourself unable to be yourself? You love the silence yet every time you keep quiet and enjoy the atmosphere, your friends ask if you’re feeling alright. Then you’ll find yourself having to make small talk because you don’t want to spoil the atmosphere. There goes your great night.

    Then ,You can eat at places within your budget

    You’re flat out broke for the month, or at least as close as you could possibly be and you really do not want to
    Fifth, You get to do things at your own pace

    No more do you have to rush through your things because your friend’s meeting another friend in an hour’s time. You can shop to your heart’s content, or just sit down to rest your tired legs if you want to.
    Finally, You learn to be alone

    There will come moments when every friend you turn to is busy with their own lives, or just busy at that moment in time. Learn to be alone, practice it voluntarily and who knows, you’ll appreciate these times instead of dreading them.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      accomplished_antelope's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Excellent examples that are clearly explained. Can you think of the counter-argument when it might be better to do things, maybe with just one other person?

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      accomplished_antelope's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Excellent examples that are clearly explained. Can you think of the counter-argument when it might be better to do things, maybe with just one other person?

  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Hello, when we talk about cooperation and working together, this requires us to consider several important aspects, as working together is a wonderful and important thing in every matter, but there are some ways that it is preferable for each person to work alone rather than in a group, and in my comment I will explain some of these Aspects:
    1_ First, I would like to start with the work that we are required to do collectively, for example, the school, for example, if a teacher in the class asks us to do a group project that requires dividing roles, etc., if one of the team members withdraws from group work because he wants to work alone , This will not work and his project will not produce a complete work compared to team work.
    2_ To mention another aspect as well, for example, the global conversation that I participated in from my school. Of course, we are one team and we seek to collect stars and comments to win. This both requires teamwork in an important way, as the negligence of one of our team members will not win the first place in the world.
    3_ A different aspect I would like to mention, for example, stores, large companies and factories, for example, large companies need teamwork for their success, the Amazon company and its owner Jeff Bezos. We know that the Amazon company was not limited to selling books, but entered into the press, in music, clothes, and smart devices. Jeff Bezos is responsible for everything in these departments alone? No, of course, here lies the mighty and hardworking teamwork to obtain these results
    4_ Fourth, I will mention the aspect that I consider different and does not require collective action. From my point of view, I say that the world did not do enough to stop climate change because it was looking at the material return and not on collective action. I mean by my words that countries that want to make change and stop climate change will not need to work Rather, what is needed is for every country from its place to stop climate change. Together, we will make a collective revolution against climate change.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      versatile_satsuma's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for using your learning from Topical Talk to support your point of view! With this in mind, are you more interested in the student or school star leaderboard?

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      versatile_satsuma's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for using your learning from Topical Talk to support your point of view! With this in mind, are you more interested in the student or school star leaderboard?

  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I say that we must unite with each other, for union is strength, and it is the basis of victory and success.
    Union is a word or symbol of strength and victory. As for division, it is a word that means despair and lies in the division of people or the world in general.
    For example, does education need the union?
    Yes, it needs a lot of support from the community. When the teacher implements an activity by making groups and they are participating in it, I will certainly remember one day at school, the class was in groups, and when the teacher came, she explained the lesson and said in the form of groups, what I had benefited from the lesson
    Also, women in society have a role. When they unite with each other, you see that the role of women is preserved, and there is no marginalization for them. Without them, society will not be upright. When they make laws that they must participate in elections and politics, they participate. This is best for them.

    Volunteer work I think that when I was with my father in a public place, I saw some children in the streets, so I suggested to my father that we unite and establish a charity for children to live in. My father suggested to his friends and they established it
    In cooperation, we accomplish many works. There is a popular proverb that says: “With its union, coal is ignited, and by dispersal it is extinguished.” We must unite with our strengths.

  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    The most beautiful thing in life is that we stay together in a time of adversity, a time of distress, and a time of joy. Some people wish to stay together, but the tragedies of life do not relax, do not rejoice, worry, and life is ready to separate loved ones from each other and separate children from their parents, so when someone is by your side, I work on Keep it and hold it and it is my advice to the whole world to preserve the laughter of their loved ones and to stay together at the most difficult crossroads of life.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Cooperation is definitely better. We cannot not cooperate with people (a stick alone breaks easily, but a bundle of sticks cannot break it).
    for example
    Take you, the human being. You cannot live alone in this world. You want the doctor to treat you, the teacher to teach you, and the engineer to help you build. All people and the world are cooperating with each other to make our world complete.
    As the saying goes, cooperation is the law of nature.
    And I lived a lot of experiences in my life that assured me that cooperation is important
    (None of us can achieve success by working alone)

    I participated with my school in an international competition a while ago. I and a group of female students participated. I thought that they were not efficient and not active enough, so I was doing most of the tasks and this is the reason for pressure on me in my studies and my daily life. I could not organize my schedule. I could not balance my studies with this. This was very difficult
    After a while, I decided to withdraw from the competition, and I told the teacher about this, but she advised me to try cooperating with the team, and this was very effective and made it easier and faster.
    And this is one of the simplest experiences that a person can go through to confirm that cooperation is better than division
    Think if man lived alone on earth, would his life be easy??

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      compassionate_explanation's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for using an example. This sounds like a difficult situation, what changed your mind, and what did the rest of the team do to make things easier for you?

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        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 17 Feb 2022

        Yes, and it was difficult because I was selfish. I wanted to be a more interactive member and at the same time be superior in my studies and not leave any room for any girl to be more active than me, and this caused me a lot of problems. And because of my teacher’s advice, I realized that cooperation is better. The team helped me in that they shared their ideas and took on some of the tasks that I was entrusted with, and this assured me that cooperation is strength and disunity is weakness, and because of my selfishness, I could lose in the competition, and from it I learned the two most important lessons: Not to be selfish, and asking for cooperation is not weakness, but rather increases human strength And as the saying goes, “A people will not be powerless if they cooperate.”

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          compassionate_explanation's comment 17 Feb 2022

          A fantastic reflection on your experience. Well done for showing great listening skills, and taking advice on board to make positive changes.

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            Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 17 Feb 2022

            thank you This is normal. How can a person not gain experience in life and learn lessons without responding and without suffering and feeling the sting of pain and pressure and finding someone to advise him and help him to overcome this ordeal, and this time my assistant was my teacher and I learned the meaning of cooperation and lack of selfishness. We must learn from the experience of people who are older than us, because they have lived the experiences of life and tasted the bitterness of days
            Greatness is not that you never fall, but greatness that rises after you fall

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example I think that doing things together (union and cooperation) is a very important thing that cannot be dispensed with, even in the simplest things, because union is strength and there are many proverbs in Arabic about the importance of cooperation and union, and even in the Islamic religion there are many verses in the Holy Qur’an urging cooperation And working together, cooperation helps to accomplish tasks in a faster time, saves time and effort, and spreads love. There are many examples of cooperation even with the smallest creatures in our lives. Ants gather together and cooperate to collect their food and make their homes, and bees are also like this, and man cannot do without cooperation People helped each other and cooperated to reach the great achievements that they had reached. For example, engineer Louay Al-Basiouni from NASA needed a team and cooperated until they were able to invent and reach the moon.And there are many examples from my life. For example, we as Palestinians have a custom during the holidays to gather together and cooperate to clean homes and streets and prepare Eid sweets, but if a person wants to accomplish these tasks alone, he cannot, but when we help, the work is done quickly and easily, as the proverb said. The Arab “Hand on the Hand of Mercy.” If you hold a stick alone and try to break it, it will break easily, but if you gather the sticks together and try to break them, you will not be able, as the verse said, “The spears refuse break if they meet , and if they separate, you break each other.”
    Other people might disagree because I think that very few people will not agree, but these are also personal opinions, and we cannot object, and one of the possible reasons that will make these people object is that we are in the era of technology and speed, so everyone can accomplish any work he wants through special technological machines and does not want help from anyone. But we do not deny that cooperation is important. These machines and technology needed cooperation, union and assistance in order to develop so quickly.
    For example We need help if we want to sweep a large place, a street or something like that, but at the present time it is possible for someone to bring a vacuum cleaner and sweep this place by himself without needing anyone.

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      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Lots of good examples given - well done!

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I am sure that in the union we will succeed, as “in unity is strength and in division is weakness.” This is a well-known phrase about us because, as Arab peoples, a spirit of help and cooperation grows within us, as no occasion passes by anyone without us celebrating together or helping them in their preparations, whether on sad occasions Or the good, and one of the most beautiful customs and traditions about us in the Arab world is that we help even in picking olives and in cleaning the neighborhood, as well as in education, which needs great support from the community so that the state can implement the plans that it sets for its development. Positive and strong on society and has great importance on all economic, psychological and other levels: the psychology lies in the comfort and relaxation of people and their lack of fear of anything because everyone is together

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Undoubtedly, I prefer to work together, because (every force is weak unless it is united) the sticks, when they meet together, no one is able to break them, but when they are alone, they are easy to break. If we do not unite and our decisions become individual, the obstacles will be clear and the goal is achieved late. Perhaps the experience that I will talk about lived in my town in the Gaza Strip, during the olive harvest season, many people gather and unite and help each other, and after completing it, they move to another farm and work on it with the effort of many, which saves time and effort Everyone must achieve the goal as soon as possible, and perhaps the most helpful thing in that union is the love and cooperation that you find between people, and from this experience I was convinced that cooperation brings union and union brings success and achieves the goal, so let us all cooperate to achieve our local and international goals...

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I think it is better to do things together, and I will give a story that happened to me in school that explains the importance of doing things together (I like going to school very much because I have many friends and I feel very happy with them, one day the teacher asked for an assignment which was the best research on a topic and the winner for it A prize, frankly, my friends offered to search together in order to save time and effort and know that teamwork is better than the work of each person himself. To work by myself, and they agreed to that, but I regretted that it was very difficult to do the research and it took me a lot of time, but my friends finished the research in one hour and they exchanged ideas and experiences, and on the day the winners were announced, I knew from my teacher that my research did not win and my friends’ research is the one He won because he had different ideas and points of view) Summary of my words “Unity is the way to success” and I always know that in order to be successful you must have a spirit of love for teamwork, because most people who fail are the ones who prefer to do all work alone without any participation.

  • British Council.jpg courageous_eagle | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I strongly believe that cooperation is very important in our life because we are like one body that is afflicted by any pain in any part of it; Therefore, our cooperation among us creates a state of harmony, understanding and harmony, and makes us all strong, supporting each other, fulfilling each other’s rights, and performing our duties without causing any harm to ourselves or those around us; That is why we must be mutually supportive, and nothing can separate us. Cooperation makes life easier for people and opens up many horizons of good, facilitates the difficult and helps solve many outstanding problems, and it is a path to comfort, safety and stability.

  • British Council.jpg beloved_butterfly | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Without doubt working in co-operation is very vital and healthy . Have you ever thought what might happens when you bend a single stick ? Surely it will break . How to get a group of sticks to become unbreakable ?
    Stick Together will launce the team to a greater heights by showing how to overcome obstacles and build an unremarkable team- together.
    I will give an example for KATE LEAVELL is a dynamic keynote speaker, facilitator, and author of Confessions of an Imperfect Coach. She is a former NCAA coach and corporate sales consultant who now delivers keynotes and workshops to many of the top companies and college sports teams in the country. She is passionate about teaching strategies that turn a powerful vision into reality, while unifying teammates around their shared purpose and mission.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      beloved_butterfly's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for researching, but please make sure you write your research in your own words and then link it back to the question.

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      beloved_butterfly's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for researching, but please make sure you write your research in your own words and then link it back to the question.

    3. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      beloved_butterfly's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well done for researching, but please make sure you write your research in your own words and then link it back to the question.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Well I will not say like others that (together is better) it is true that in unity there is victory and safety, but in my opinion that doing things alone is better!!
    For example (studying) when we study with someone we will not focus completely and will not fully understand or perhaps the subject of the study will turn into laughter, gossip and entertainment (wasting time)
    Not only studying, but many things, so doing things yourself is better and helps to develop self-confidence!
    And maybe if we do something with someone who will use it against us one day..!

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      independent_technology's comment 18 Feb 2022

      Part of what you said may be true, but if we focus on studying, it will not turn into a waste of time. For example, in school, you study with many students, do you turn the class into laughter and a waste of time, but rather be focused and cooperative, And suppose that each person will do everything alone. So, if a person becomes ill, will he be treated by himself?
      Or if he wanted to build a house, he would build it with his own hands?
      And you, as a student, who will teach you, will you teach yourself by yourself?
      No, you will not be able to do any of this, I tell you why?? Because cooperation is the law of nature and its foundation, and man cannot live alone on earth. This will be very difficult and exhausting. And I have a question: Can you live without asking anyone for help (your mother, sister, brother, friend, teacher)????

  • British Council.jpg inspired_blackcurrant | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Cooperation is a mechanism by which a group of organelles work together for mutual benefit
    for example
    We will talk about cooperation within the family
    It consists in helping the parents with the housework .. because not helping the parents is bad thing to them and it will make them tired
    Or helping relatives in their joys by bringing the things they need, or in their sorrows . because not helping them and cooperating with them will cause hatred and sever relations.
    Or, for example.. Students cooperate with each other in decorating the classroom
    If one student decorates the classroom, he will have limited ideas and it will take him a lot of time, but when a group of students gather and help each other, there will be many ideas presented and this will take less time
    We must cooperate, because cooperation is strength and unity the weakness.

  • British Council.jpg ingenious_lion | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    From my point of view, I would assure that Cooperation is a human and social necessity in this life, and one cannot live without it. Because human is a social being in nature, and God created in him the need for other individuals to help him in accomplishing his affairs; In order for his life to go better, and that issue is not only limited to man, but also to animals and plants as well, the animal cannot live alone, but lives in that herd that provides it with safety and protection. As for the plants, we find that the forests are large and wide, if a plant is ignited,. All this shows the importance of cooperation and group.

  • British Council.jpg efficient_explanation | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, the unit is more secure and independent!
    In our lives, we have often heard that thanks to unity, the greatest of things have succeeded, and as the saying goes (one hand does not clap!)
    And the best example of this is (Afghanistan) when it launched a war against it, so the reaction of most of its sister countries was to help it and unite with it!
    And in companies, this refers to all individuals working in a specific institution, organization or company standing side by side in order to achieve the interest of the work, and this includes abandoning personal goals and desires until the public interest is achieved.!

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Here's your answer:

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example The story that we heard about and its content in autism is strength and in disunity weakness and the story is told that there is an old man who felt his death so he summoned his three quarreling children and said to them, “Have you seen the bundle of stick?” They said yes. All of them. Then he said to them, “Let each of you take one stick and try to break it. They were able to break it.” He said to them, “This is how you are. If you are united, you will not be able to overcome the problems, but if you separate, the problems will overcome you one by one.”
    Other people might disagree because They may say that disagreements and problems will arise, and one of them will neglect the matter, and one may wrong the other by letting him work for him with an amount of money and things like that.
    For example Like a group, they may differ in opinion, and there are many people who do not accept criticism. They will fight with them, and wars will take place against some countries and racism against a certain people.

  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Teamwork is a very wonderful thing. With cooperation between the countries of the whole world, experts around the world were able to make a special vaccination for the Corona virus, which spread and led to the death of many.
    This achievement could not happen if a country or an expert worked alone. The exchange of experiences around the world led to a quick solution and finding a vaccine for this epidemic.
    The same is true in matters of technology, where scientists are trying hard and competing in several organizations and groups to include technologies that help humanity, agree on ecosystems and protect nature.
    If the work is done individually, the matter will be more complicated, as the individual interest will prevail and the matter will end in failure, because the public interest will often prevail over the individual interest.

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Here's your answer:

    I think it's better to Do things on your own
    For example For example, you are doing a public experiment, and the decision comes back to you in the amount of materials used and the time of the experiment, and you take the time you want in your experiment and create the shape you want without order from anyone or advice from anyone, so the matter will be easier and comfortable
    Other people might disagree because They will say that in working together there is unity and strength, and in disunity there is weakness, and because in the union there is development and prosperity, but we forget that there is a lot of coordination and consultations and a lack of rest
    For example They say that in the meeting of experiences and experiences there is strength, development, and high status, and they forget that there will be a split in opinions, a difference in experiences, which leads to wars and rampant problems among scholars.

  • British Council.jpg bright_cat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, too, a person goes through a stage in his life who does not want anyone and does not want help from anyone, only wants to be alone. Sometimes others, instead of helping you, cause you problems and take away happiness from you, and this reflects negatively on people. I do not want to be a negative person, but this is the truth Like a group of failed friends when someone wakes up to himself and realizes his life and wants to get away from them and as soon as he gets away he becomes a more aware and successful person.

    1. British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_cat's comment 18 Feb 2022

      But think a little. Don't you think that he will only rise with some simple support, even if it is with a word, a smile, or even a look that will give him morale to move forward, and this is one of the simplest examples of cooperation. It does not necessarily have to be cooperation or I will always be attached to you and annoy you and take away your happiness, but rather To give you strength, even if it is from afar No matter how sad you are, if someone came and smiled in your face or talked to you in a funny way, wouldn't that change your mood???

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I believe in cooperation is better because cooperation is the basis of renaissance and development, and there are the simplest examples in our lives that show the extent of the impact of cooperation, take for example the existing governments. In every country, there are several ministries that cooperate together to form the government, some members form the ministry and many people cooperate to form an integrated role and a coherent government. This is one of the prime examples in our lives that shows how positive collaboration can be. you can not clap one hand

  • British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I myself say that we should be together because teamwork is much better than individual work for several reasons, the most important of which are: 1 Saving time and effort. 2 Providing money and job opportunities. 3 Providing many ideas and innovations because they are for several people and each of us has his own thinking and distinctive creativity. The biggest example of this is the beehive. Each individual in the hive has a work to do in every accuracy and order, and thus cooperation takes place quietly and orderly, and the result will be pure and delicious honey, as well as if we organize our work as it is In a beehive and together, the output will be better than honey.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      fiery_moon's comment 18 Feb 2022

      Can you think of any other animals that work together for greater results?

        1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
          fiery_moon's comment 21 Feb 2022

          This is true! How could people learn from this?

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    Of course, the union together makes the

    state more powerful. I will give an example

    of this. The proverb says: “Unity is strength, and division is weakness.” I will explain to you how, for example, one person and a group of people, one person is weak on his own, if the group comes with him, so it becomes like lions eating hyenas. Union makes the state cohesive, it is like lions, but
    if it is divided, it is like hyenas eaten by lions. Only in the equation, only the resistance. But if we gather all the youth of the country, you
    will win?! We will win.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg reasoning_truth | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    17 Feb 2022

    I think it is better to stick together because then your teammates can help you and you will all be different and unique so you can teach your skills to the others. We will all have different perspectives and opinions on stuff and together with all the ideas you can make the best out of it. Alone you might not know that you are making the wrong decisions but together your friends might help you notice. Whenever I do stuff on my own I find it less fun than doing it together and I also feel more proud and happy when I achieve something with my teammates.
    Once I was doing an activity at school. We could either go in a group or do it on your own. I wanted to do it on my own but a girl came and invited me into her group and together we made a better idea than I was going to do on my own.

  • British Council.jpg curious_location | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think it is better to do things on your own. If I do things on my own, I will enjoy and implement the goal, and I will think about the positives that will happen when achieving it. I know that there are negatives to this topic, and its negatives are the lack of time and it will become difficult to form ideas and often the project that I implemented will appear to people because there is no Acquaintances to work with you

  • British Council.jpg curious_location | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think that it is better to do things together because it will be considered kind of you and also when we help people achieve their work you will become loved by people and you will build sweet relationships with that people you work with because you made them happy in achieving their goals for example and also this will make it easier for us to accomplish the topics .. and also we are in Nowadays, we need to help others

  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Here's your answer:
    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example Cooperation and unity help victory, so in my opinion, when we want to win, we must be one hand that brings us together the strength to win, for example. The climate issue should not be every country alone because it will not progress and will not solve anything and it is alone. But if countries cooperate with each other, I am sure that we will get rid of this problem and we will be able to solve all our problems. we will succeed
    Other people might disagree because I think that there will be no one who disagrees unless he cares about his personal interest and does not care about what happens in society because this decision is good for all parties and we can get rid of all our problems by cooperation
    For example The climate issue is the biggest example of this thing because we are now divided. What have we solved with the climate issue? If we were united, the climate issue would have been resolved some time ago.

  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Is it better if we stay together?!
    I want to answer this question with the thing that made me be here now and write this comment in the global conversation, which is family, what do I mean by family and what does it have to do with cooperation and staying together, let me tell you this.
    When I read this question, this forced me to mention this topic, to go back to the day we were born in this life. Were you born and then left to be lost in this world?
    No, of course, but you were taken care of to become what you are now from an engineer, a doctor, a scientist, an explorer, an inventor, a dentist, a politician, a cleaner, or even you are still in your school and you are still learning, all thanks to the cooperation of your parents throughout the period of your upbringing, Let's imagine together that when every mother gives birth to a new baby, she leaves him on the day he is born. For a moment, we will not be able to imagine this and what will happen. Will thousands of children die day after day, will this world exist now and we have this rapid development?!
    Many questions will come to our minds. If we think about this subject, then the family is the greatest example of lifelong cooperation.
    Every family encourages cooperation to raise its children and work to earn their livelihood, but the family will be an example of cooperation in strengthening relations between people, and the prosperity of the world for life, to create good people with good morals and qualities to build the world

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think that cooperation and doing things together are a really wonderful work, and the person succeeds and brightens his life. One of the largest and closest examples of cooperation is our project. For example, we, as students of Beit Hanoun School, got first place in the previous project, the “Afghanistan” project, and this is because of our cooperation and work in one team. The students of my school united with each other and cooperated in books of comments and topics, and we succeeded and got the first place. This is because of our union together and our formation of a serious, cooperative and loving team, and also other than winning. During this project, I met wonderful students and made new friends with students who did not I knew them, so I think that cooperation is important, as it helps success and spreads love among people.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Naturally, cooperation is better, because in union there is strength, and this cooperation is manifested in all areas of life. By cooperating, we save time and effort, get things done faster, and make work more fun. (Nature's Law Collaboration) So that everything naturally cooperates with each other, without human intervention, and condenses together to form a balanced world for us, For example, the human body: A person cannot change the composition of his body, and if we look at it, we find that the whole body is made up of small cells.
    1: A group of cells cooperate and form tissue 2: A group of tissues cooperate and form an organ
    3: A group of members cooperate and form an apparatus
    4: A group of devices that make up the human body. This is the biggest and most beautiful evidence that cooperation is the basis of the balance of the world, whether in humans or in nature

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Union is strength and is the basis of victory and success in all societies. We see that when unity, cooperation and strength are achieved between people, success, distinction and advancement are achieved. And as our pure Islam urges us to unite, the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “The Muslims are as one body. Societies The importance of the union is due to humility, harmony and commitment to achieving common goals The union between society is of great importance in many areas such as politics, economics, social and psychological The political importance lies in: The union of any society against aggression, whether internal or external, and they defend all A society hand in hand with its ancient civilization and its only history The economic importance lies in: Every member of the society provides each other with their daily strength and cooperation in facing many phenomena such as unemployment, poverty and many problems The psychological importance lies in: Creating solidarity and cooperation, which is A kind of overlap between the spectra of societies and away from isolation, selfishness and autism, and there are many examples in our lives of union, such as working in the olive harvest, cleaning the streets, and helping to decorate the classroom. For school homework and also teamwork at work, especially in the subject of our program, which is the major companies, as there are many workers working with each other for the success of the company. The discussion in the answers to me gives one answer and it is correct and also as we are now in our school working together to solve the largest number of competitions and headlines to get stars and win the title of "thought leader" and also as. They told us when we were young the story of a father who brought his sons and gave each one a stick and each one was able to break it, but he gave each one a bundle of stick that they could not break, so they taught us that we should be brothers together and not separate, and also as happened in the story of the child Rayan who fell into a well and the defensemen were able The civilian rescued him and took him out, but if his family alone had saved him, they would not have been able to

  • British Council.jpg creative_chicken | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Is it better if we stay together?? Yes, and certainly about myself, cooperation and unity among people is something that everyone has to follow, although we are in a society where there is less cooperation and everyone cares about his own affairs as we knew in the past, in the days of the tribes, there were problems between the tribes because they did not cooperate with each other Some cooperation has many positives, it increases love and intimacy between people. Like a single bee, it cannot make honey on its own. Cooperation helps in getting better results in any family or school business or between neighbor and neighbour. We also know that houses are not built of one stone, but rather of a number of stones. This is how a person should be with his fellow human beings. A good society is not built without cooperation. The hand washes the other and the hands washes the face.

  • British Council.jpg supportive_literature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    In fact, teamwork has many advantages, but I prefer working alone, for several reasons, including:_
    In group work, the group must be coherent and harmonious together, but in individual work, you can do whatever you want without interrupting anyone.
    In teamwork, if there is a problem, the project well fall . But if you work alone, no problems will occur.
    In group work, you must agree on a date to carry out the work, but if you work alone, you can implement a work at any time.
    But in the end, the product of team work is better than the product of individual work.

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    You cannot do anything alone, even if you are strong alone, because you will be defeated if you fight a battle, and there are countries allied against you, for example, There is an Arab country was one of the most powerful Arab and global countries, But when the countries allied against it and began to destroy the state, not militarily, but by planting sectarianism, and thus the state was destroyed and lost its military power, so if you want to succeed in your war,Do not reject the alliance and international cooperation, because you will collapse and be erased. So, not by military force, but by internal conflicts. Wars are not only military power, but intellectual wars and political deceptions

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example When I was solving the questions on my own in the class and I wanted to finish the first and get the first degree, but I never got the first degree and I was surprised that the others are not superior, but they finish before me, and when I asked my colleague what is the secret of their speed with the right solution, He told me: Speed ​​and intelligence are not enough until you get the first degree, you must understand with others and work with them so that they can help you, and from that time I started solving exercises and activities with the class collectively . I want to advise you that the group is attachment and bonding, and to disintegrate society, you will not find a doctor who treats you, you will not find someone to teach you, and you will not find someone who makes foods .
    Other people might disagree because I do not think that many object with me, but the reason is that this is the time of technology, and no one may need the other, and that the Internet is the main source of help, but I disagree with them, because it is man who filled the Internet with information, and without him, he would not have The Internet was there.
    For example People who depend on themselves for everything and say that groups are of no use, and they search on their own, but as a result they find nothing .

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Let me ask you a question
    When you are in the war, will you fight military forces, warships, and warplanes flying in the sky of your country alone with a gun and a tank?
    No, you will not do that, but you will be an army, preparing your war tools, gathering a team of experts and political analysts, analyzing the situation and putting an end to the problem, and you will ask the ambassadors of your country to interfere with their diplomatic efforts,This means that you will unite and launch an attack. The most important thing is the unification of the army in order to prevent the spread of sedition and the collapse of the army in the middle of the battle, and thus give the enemy room to seize your state while you are here saying I am strong on my own!Nothing means that you are strong on your own, I can destroy you when we ally with the most powerful of the great countries and thus we erase your authority from the world and your people revolt against you and accuse you of being a criminal, And your personal life, as I said, is your life. You are the only one who has the right to dispose of it. As for war issues, it is the issue of a people, and this people wants to live,Unlike you, who wants to remain alone, you think that your loneliness constitutes strength, but you actually constitute weakness, because overconfidence is a disease!! This disease will doom you to death,Basically, just by saying that you do not want to cooperate with countries in the war, your people will revolt against you, and will attack the center of government, and I think that the tomato and egg war that we see in cartoons will become a historical political event, This is what it means. I want to face myself alone. The war is not your issue alone, but the issue of a people in which you need public opinion, experts, analysts, army, ambassadors and diplomatic efforts from different countries,Therefore, unity and cooperation should be applied only when it is an issue of more than one person

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Our personal life, if we want to live it wisely, means that we have to ask about the experiences of people who lived before us, or search and read about the experiences of wise men and philosophers. We have to communicate with the outside world in order to know how to face life,We are not supernatural to say we don't need others to live, we do live, so when you want to eat you go to the grocery store to buy food
    And if you want to read a book and want to know the opinion of others about it first, because your budget for buying a book is limited and you do not want to buy an uninteresting book, do not read it,You have to know its subject and take a glimpse of the hero and how the ending was open or not,That is, we must know the superficial things so that we can take the boldness and go into the minute details
    But solitude in times when our selves are in ruins,It is better to be alone to ensure that we do not hurt others, and also that we are not affected by their words, isolation in these cases is right! Isolation is also the result,If you do not feel the intellectual belonging to the community, the result will be either silence forever or a revolution in the face of everything, and this revolution is followed by silence and isolation sometimes, so if we want to live in isolation or cooperation,This depends on the situation in which we live, for sometimes isolation is a right, a result, or a characteristic that it was created with

  • British Council.jpg warm_pear | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    think it's better to Do things together
    For example Nothing can defeat us in our division, as happened with the Arab world when the Arab world was disintegrated into small states that the colonial countries were able to occupy.
    Other people might disagree because There are some who think that we should not trust anyone because they can betray us
    For example When the Soviet Union disintegrated

  • British Council.jpg reliable_construction | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Of course, one hand does not clap alone 🙃 Breaking a bundle of firewood requires a lot of effort and is difficult to break easily, while a single stick will break easily, no matter how strong it is with many ways in the end will take less time

  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I think that staying together is the best because cooperation increases societal, international and family bonding and makes the united place a place that no hostile forces can overcome, and friendships increase, such as when we help people who clean the classroom. The first thing that will happen will increase the friendship between you will finish cleaning in time and effort. An example of interdependence in wars is the Battle of Dignity that took place between the palestinians and the Israelites due to the palestinians' unification with jordan

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    It is said that a man had an accident when he was young and lost one of his feet, so he got a prosthetic foot that enables him to walk, but he suffers from a lameness. One day this man went out for a walk, and during his outing he met a blind man so that they could become friends and start hiking together. They took a walk to a river, and they wanted to cross it, but neither of them could cross the river alone, for the lame man was hampered by his prosthetic foot, and the blind man could not see the road in front of him, and they found no solution but cooperation between them, so the blind man carried the lame man on his back, and the lame began to show the blind On the road and the direction of travel, the two crossed the river without any problems.
    Here you may see the importance of cooperation in solving social problems, and increasing the bond of love and affection, as cooperation is a connection and gathering and helps to complete work quickly and leads to meeting people’s needs and achieving them, and also works to raise the level of the country, cooperation is the best evidence of love

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    19 Feb 2022

    I feel like doing things together is better. It brings about unity among people. Unity is like delicious food. It is pleasant and it gives us satisfaction and nutrients. Everyone benefits from it. No one can live as an island. You need people to survive. Just as underdeveloped countries need developing countries to survive and countries need other countries to meet their needs. I will give an example with myself, most times I feel like I can do everything by myself and with my own strength. I feel like I can remember all assignments and tests and understand difficult topics all on my own. Until the day I failed a really important test because I was to proud to ask someone to help me understand a difficult topic. It really changed my mindset. I working with people and now I am happy and am achieving all my set goals.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for joining the conversation, constructive_moth! I really enjoyed reading your analogy about how unity is "like delicious food" that everyone can enjoy together. I have awarded you a star for this creativity and for explaining how something made you change your mindset - as this can be very hard to do sometimes!

  • British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example photosynthesis process in plants
    Other people might disagree because Because all the parts that contribute to it
    For example photosynthesis process in plants

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      kind_cymbals's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Can you explain how photosynthesis shows that it's best to work together?

      1. British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Plant parts participate in the process of photosynthesis, where the role of chloroplasts, stem, root and other parts appears.

  • British Council.jpg witty_land | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    The story like friends. Friends that no on can separate them but one day some of them become friendly to someone else that makes you feel uncomfortable and This may lead to hostility just like Russia and UKraine they were friends but turn enemys. It's so important to keep relationship strong because when you need them you will find them to help you. Seeing a lot of sources and hearing the opinion of others can convince you of something and overcome your beliefs in them If a relationship is broken, we must fix it If there is a problem that concerns the whole world, we must work hard together and unite to solve it, for example, the problem of climate change. It was a common problem such as the fires in the Amazon forest that made most countries cooperate to extinguish them ، Like the story of the child Rayan in the Arab world, where the Arab countries began to send specialists to save him. They put their problems aside to save a child who did not reach the age of six.So in my opinion, just as countries have cooperated in resolving these crises, we must unite to stop wars. The war between Russia and Ukraine will not benefit either party and they will be harmed. Perhaps it will support some countries, but it will only gain enmity and more wars that are of no use but the destruction of the world.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Union is strength ... We did a simple experiment in science at school that caught my attention a lot. The experiment was about pressure and we had to keep a balloon, but what caught me in it was that we put a pin (needle) and inflated a balloon and put it on the pin and the balloon exploded. I think we all tried it when We were young, but when we collected a group of pins and put them next to each other in a united and tidy way, the balloon did not explode, far from science a little. One person does not build a wall, but an integrated united group builds a house. Without the group, the person would not be able to meet the demands of his life. Working in a group facilitates the difficult and the work is done more quickly. It also makes work fun and motivates us to compete and serve others. What a beautiful group when we line up one line and one group. Our goal is one and our voice is one. Like the Smurfs family, every Smurf has something different despite their differences and smallness, but they were able to protect their beautiful town with their union, love and strength.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      amiable_imagination's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Great creativity in your comparisons!

  • British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    When I was nine years old, there was a story that an old man wanted to advise his children and show them that union is strength and disunity is weakness, so he brought a group of sticks and wanted to break them all together, but this did not work.❤

  • British Council.jpg inventive_significance | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    From my point of view, we must unite and stand by each other, for union is strength and division is weakness
    You have to do things and consult solutions together, that's what I think

    From my point of view, we must unite and stand by each other, for union is strength and division is weakness
    You have to do things and consult solutions together, that's what I think

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Union is the basis of victory, success and achievement of goals, in which strength increases, and goodness is achieved, and how many examples in life give us lessons and lessons, all of which show us the necessity of union, and that we are always In one hand, and there is no way before us for others, where prestige is achieved, thorns are strengthened, and enemies are defeated. If we were to mention the benefits of union, we shall not have enough volumes and many papers, even sticks, if they are single, and broken, and scattered for nothing, and if they are together, no one has a way to them, and they become one strength, no one has a way

  • British Council.jpg capable_seal | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Sticking together, in my opinion, is a critical step in achieving everything we set out to do; shared strengths, ambitions, and a positive attitude are the main keys to success. It is crucial not only to us as a country, but also for the rest of the world, given that the separation of powers has been and continues to be the primary cause of the what my country has been facing over the past years.

  • British Council.jpg balanced_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Doing things together is so amazing...it gives you happiness ،it gives you positive energy... I didn't feel all this before maybe because I was just trying to do things on my own to look like a superhero or even a star among the stars.
    On the day I was returning to my house, I saw a little girl in a wheelchair trying to push the chair to get home.
    I rushed to help her, and as soon as we got to her house, she told me that she had to go up to one of the floors. I tried to lift her, but I couldn't. I tried to carry her, but I couldn't.
    All my attempts to help her failed. Two girls my age passed by me and I asked them for help, they cooperated and we were able to get her to her home...
    The girl smiled and thanked us, then I made my way home.
    I was so happy, in fact, I wouldn't have done this if the girls hadn't helped me... That's when I learned that our unity and cooperation made it so much easier.
    After that experience, I realized that I was wrong in my thinking, I started to think in a different way, I liked to share with those around me what I am doing, as this gives me happiness.
    The union made me sure (One hand doesn't clap)
    I also wrote a story a short time ago in which I made the union a hero, and my story cannot be a story without him

  • British Council.jpg upbeat_sea | Jabalia Prep Boys B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    Working together is really important to achieve goals, shorten distances, save time and overcome obstacles. When countries work collectively, they are better able to achieve their goals.
    and thus achieves the greatest benefit for all of them

    Group thinking works on individuals giving up a set of incorrect or incorrect ideas, which are based on their individual opinions and Russia is a real example here!

  • British Council.jpg reflective_memory | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example We can't carry heavy things on our own, but we need the help of others
    Other people might disagree because They like to do everything themselves and do not like to be helped by anyone because they like loneliness
    For example When a person experiences psychological trauma and others try to relieve him, but he refuses to help them because he feels that it is pity.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg supportive_panther | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things on your own
    For example If you go solo you can't be offended or left out by others also i feel if you are independant your brain flows quicker and better
    Other people might disagree because they agree with working in groups which i do to but peffer to go solo but it is fine to have different perspectives than others but not good if they say rude things about your opinion/perspectives
    For example you could say you prefer hunger games to harry potter then someone else says hunger games is for babies but instead they should say i dissagree i prefer harry potter

  • British Council.jpg frank_salak | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    In fact, I can't say that this is better than this or that is better than this, but we also don't know all the details that are necessary to judge the situation. This might be better or this might be better.

  • British Council.jpg ineffable_jambul | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    Collaboration is really a nice thing, I always like volunteer work, I like working in groups, before a similar thing happened to me, I always saw that my class was not united and I always saw it as something annoying, I spoke to the students of Parliament in the class We created a small group in our class for the low-achieving students with High achievers students to help the class and then this turned into a strong point for our class, where the whole class joined it, and we became one of the most powerful and loving classes. The idea here and what I am trying to convey is that the union is a strong point for all beings (countries, teachers, students, neighbors, trees, branches...)
    Literally everything is stronger with the union, but with conditions including: 1 Like the story of my class, we would exchange trust, and if it wasn't for this, no one would have shared with us.
    2 spirit of cooperation and fulfillment of promises
    3 The space for creativity and making ideas and opinions available to everyone
    4 To be open at all times and not to bring up grudges.

  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    Working together is the best, because it refers to unity, integration, synergy and working together with more love, as one body, whish if one of the member suffers. And the place where this until is so strong, it's been said that if sticks hold together, you cant break them.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    I think it's better to Do things together
    For example Basically, no man is an island... if you choose to be an island, nothing can ever work for you
    Other people might disagree because because decision making is a lot easier when you do it on your own
    For example example, if i am doing an assignment with different people, no one might listen to my opinion which becomes a problem but when i do it on my own, i can easily decide what i want my answer to be.

  • British Council.jpg bright_currant | Rafah Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    I feel that there is strength and unity in cooperation and strengthens unity among people. It is like salad, vegetables or fruits. It is really beautiful. It gives us satisfaction and nutrients that make us feel happy. Every person needs a person to survive. Just as an airplane needs a pilot to fly, so people too. I will give an example about myself that A very diligent student and I like to rely on myself to understand everything through my own thinking, but soon I need a sincere teacher who understands me an equation that I can solve. The students and I became very close friends, as if we were one integrated family in the classroom, and I hope this is how we all become .

  • British Council.jpg dazzling_meerkat | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    24 Feb 2022

    Union is strength and is the basis of victory and success. We see that when unity and strength are achieved, success and distinction are achieved. The true Islamic religion has urged us to unite and unite. Refuse to separate and nervous Unity and solidarity in society among its members is of great political importance, as members of society unite against any aggression against the society, whether it is internal aggression or external aggression. All members of the same society stand together against this aggression, in defense of their civilization and one history, as well as defending their sanctities, their past and their present within this society.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      dazzling_meerkat's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Can you challenge yourself to think of any possible negatives of sticking together or having a members only group?

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    25 Feb 2022

    I think it is better to stick together because if we stick together we can create ideas together and think jointly and two heads are better than one so if you have two countries thinking of new ideas together they can create better ideas.For example when America went to Afghanistan and tried to help them they ended the Talibans reign.People might disagree with this because they might want to be independent and want their own government to come up with their own ideas and for them rules to be their rules only for them.For example when the UK left the EU they wanted to be independent and come up with their own ideas and get less of their food transports from Europe.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      excellent_solution's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Well done for making connections to other Topical Talk issues we've covered. This helps to develop ideas by comparing.

  • British Council.jpg strong_lion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    I think it is better to do things together because sometimes one person can't achieve the best. Always doing things alone is not always a good idea. With more experience doing things with others, whole new worlds open up before you.
    As the nature of the novel coronavirus became clear in the early part of the 2020, the need for emergency medical equipment became starkly obvious. It was needed both to treat those in the greatest need and also to protect doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff so that they could do their work safely.To meet this need, Countries had to work together by pulling their resources together. some Countries donated masks, gowns, gloves, sterilizers, and ventilator and even money to Countries which were in need of it the most. people in Countries had to give out food to other people who didn't have any food to eat and face masks to protect them. Working together is one basic thing for any nation to strive, and it is one thing that has to be enacted to everyone. An instance of thug of war, you can't put a single person to go up against 10. But if he or she were to work with that same amount of people he could end up pulling down the other group with efficient man power. "Alone we can do so little; but together we can do so much." So it is better to do things together than alone.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      strong_lion's comment 28 Feb 2022

      Great example to evidence your opinion!

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    Well, I prefer group working morethan work alone, and that's for reasons.
    For example, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, everyone is confident that Russia will win the fight, and we have resolved the matter because Russia has supporters from major countries, such as North Korea and China, and they will provide it with weapons and equipment for the fight, and this is what guarantees it victory.
    Also the climate crisis, the climate conferences have been held for several years, where all countries worked hand in hand to find a solution, and this led to a great development and after a few more years we will be able to find the solution, but when each of the countries was working alone, we did not see a difference .
    Away from the big things, the small things also need cooperation. For example, when building a house, if one worker does that, it will be finished in two months at least, but if a group works together, it will be finished in two months at most.
    But the question here is, is teamwork always better than lonely work??

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    the Union is strength. I am always convinced that teamwork is the best job. Teamwork instills in our hearts the love of cooperation, sharing and assistance. Contributes to improving your social relations with people. Collaboration is what saves time and effort. The thing we try to do becomes fun because we're not alone.
    From my school experience I learned a lot about cooperation and realized that it is the basis of success in all walks of life The cooperation of peoples among themselves makes the world one. Security, peace and comfort spread throughout the regions of the world. There is no need to fight and war just because we are united.

    When you want to break one stick, break it easily

    But when you want to break a bunch of them you can't

    Just because they are united.

  • British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    01 Mar 2022

    Well for me working together is best no one really can do things on their own but even if they can people achieve better when they are in a group for example NATO would have not been formed if they all taught they could fight alone but they all realized that they need each other to fight against common enemies.
    The story of a man who had three sons that were always fighting and never wanted to do things together, he then made them learn a lesson. He brought a bunch of sticks and made one of them try and break it and he could not but when the other brothers joined their strengths and it broke and they realized working together is the best policy.

  • Doha College great_currency | Doha College | Qatar
    02 Mar 2022

    I think that sticking together, uniting as one would be a better idea as teamwork makes a dream work. Everybody is more successful together and that is what we need to bring peace between Russia and Ukraine. When you work as one your strength is greater as you can’t always achieve the best when you are working alone. As when you work together you have people to help you along the way. For example the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union were working together they were the strongest force and UK and many other countries were afraid of them. However, when they became independent countries they were half as powerful as they were then. This is why I think that working together as a team is better than working alone.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      great_currency's comment 02 Mar 2022

      Hi great_currency, well done for making a connection between your opinion, the topic and some historical context. There are some difficulties currently in other countries being able to work together with Ukraine as much as they'd like. Can you find any examples of these challenges or any examples of how countries are finding ways of working together to put pressure on Russia?

      1. Doha College great_currency | Doha College | Qatar
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 02 Mar 2022

        Many countries are finding ways to put pressure on Russia and help Ukraine. These include: from US, imposing sanctions; from EU, delivering weapons to Ukraine; from UK, banning transactions from every Russian company; and Australia, imposing travel bans from Russia. Many countries want to help Ukraine win this fight in any possible way.

  • British Council.jpg modest_twilight | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    Teamwork is the right and good choice. Teamwork works to build relationships between all members of the group, and even enhances trust and loyalty among them. In the long run, it works to find commonalities among them, and increases the percentage of consensus in their opinions and ideas, and Over time, the links between them increase to extend beyond the scope of work, and teamwork allows individuals to have the opportunity to communicate with each other well and effectively.
    Where every idea or suggestion is taken into account, discussed and modified if necessary, before reaching the final decision to accomplish the required tasks, and it must be a law for collective action.
    Learn team loyalty
    In teamwork, each member of the team is fully committed to the team, and therefore will receive support and encouragement from the team.



    Despite the many advantages of teamwork; However, it is not without flaws and disadvantages at times. Here are the main negatives:
    First, the inequality during the distribution of work
    It is difficult to distribute tasks evenly among the group members and this creates conflict at work.
    It is easy for someone to stop working
    When in a large work group, it is easy for a team member to stop working and depend on others, and this may not be noticed for a while
    Second, it creates an internal conflict
    Working in a large group can sometimes cause conflict; Where everyone has their own ideas, which can conflict with someone else's ideas, and it is known that there are people who are difficult to accept other people's ideas, which hinders the flow of work

  • British Council.jpg modest_twilight | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    Yes, I support staying with some is better, as they say, the group’s turmoil is better than the segregation of the division. I mean, being in a group and you are not in agreement and disputes between you is better than staying in unity. Also, there is no value for any nation without the group, and unity with each other is an opinion with the opinion of my colleagues that opens up new horizons for me and makes our opinions More correct. One day, my teacher assigned me to clean a corner of the school yard. I felt difficult and heavy in performing this task, and my colleagues joined me after a while. We accomplished our task quickly and we benefited from the rest of the time in playing and practicing some hobbies, and also in peace and in war the union is stronger and better

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    10 Mar 2022

    I think that cooperation and group work are definitely better than individual one, because actually the word "group work" itself carries many meanings like the agreement between the group team ,membership, interaction, cohesiveness, organisation and many other meanings.
    Group work is better because, for example,if we make group work in school it allows more ideas to be shared with the team, it promotes a common direction because when you put a team to solve a certain project, members will always find a way to follow a same direction and also it make things faster and lessen the amount of time required to complete each project, while individual work ,first you will get bored working all by yourself, you should motivate yourself, and the important part is that you are the only person responsible for the job ,so if fault ,you cant blame anyone.
    So thats why always group work is better and easier than individual work .

  • British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    11 Mar 2022

    We are fighters , warriors but we still need each other .
    Men and women , boys and girls , family and children, school and students, moon and sun , clouds and rain ,oceans and fish, love and life ,life and people rather than other things that complete each other... Let's imagine one example from the above alone . For such , school without students , how will it complete , who will help it succeed and continue?
    Loneliness is a very bad feeling . It shatter life , while unity helps in every little thing .Unity is like a star in darkness ,it directs people to the right place in order to feel safe together.
    Last month our teacher asked us to make presentation together about a specific topic , it was the first time I did such thing and i learned many lessons , also how to unite with others . I figured out that no one is perfect alone , we complete each others in thoughts, ideas ,successes , and for better versions of ourselves. In simple words , unity refresh our souls , and represents the big motive to complete and achieve goals , and even to feel happy and safe all the time and in any place .
    Import and Export is a great example about countries cooperation, without it we will lose variable life needs like food , clothes , medicine , and many others....
    " Unity is victory "

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    15 Mar 2022

    I think doing things together is good because when people work together we can create ideas and we can show people that we can corporate which each other.Some countries work together and plan ideas such as an example of about America and Afghanistan America was helping Afghanistan about fighting over the Taliban.But sometimes people want to be alone and work alone as they think they are good at it or just prefer it that way or also maybe if they were the government they would might be alone because they want to rule the whole country.Also,an example is the Uk and Eu the Uk left Eu because they wanted to be alone and work independently without other countries helping them.Its like two heads are better and greater than one head and if you work together the more kind you get.

  • British Council.jpg motivated_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    16 Mar 2022

    I will always stand for unity no matter the situation. So we don't go to far I'll give the analogy of the human body. Each and every part of the human anatomy has its importance irrespective of how overlooked it might be. The absence of even one miniscule part of the human body can have disastrous consequences. Each and every country of the world has resources that it has been blessed with and no one country has it all. Foreign exchange is but one of the ways that the benefits of unity are fully displayed. Through foreign exchange, things such as crude oil, food crops and technological devices can be exchanged among nations in order to support each other. Looking at the current Russia-Ukraine war, due to the war, countries that depend on both Russia and Ukraine for various commodities suffer the lack of many resources. The many countries of the world all represent pieces of a jig-saw puzzle and without any one country, the puzzle is never complete. Aside foreign exchange, many countries are constantly supported in times of difficulties by international organizations and ally nations. An example is UNICEF. This organization operates in countries such as Cambodia, Fiji, Korea, Indonesia and many others and fights for the rights of children as well as provides relief for children in countries affected by things such as war, drought etc. and it is also funded by other countries. Due to the funding from these countries, many children around the world are saved from the adverse effects of many disasters around them. This is just one example of that describes the indispensability of unity in our world. No country, no man, and no group is an island. Unity is the hope for the future.

  • British Council.jpg energetic_satsuma | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Yes, because together we stand, divided we fall. Example, a strong or community is one that has peace but the community that quarrels is weak. Now, when we look at how things are going in this world a, this is the time that we need to come together to make one people to solve our problems, make decisions and share ideas that will help us and our children in future.
    Thank you.

  • British Council.jpg energetic_satsuma | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Yes, because together we stand, divided we fall. Example, a strong community is one that has peace but the community that quarrels is weak. Now, when we look at how things are going in this world a, this is the time that we need to come together to make one people to solve our problems, make decisions and share ideas that will help us and our children in future.
    Thank you.

  • British Council.jpg joyful_market | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Mar 2022

    I feel that loneliness is the most important thing in this world, loneliness is like one body that if a member is injured, it will weaken and perish, so the prevailing opinion is that unity is complete. No one can live alone like a chair without legs. As happens between countries, when unity achieves integration between states, including a state that lacks something and has a surplus of something else that integrates with a state like it, I will give an example about myself, most of the time I feel that I can do everything myself, because I was used to this, but One day I had an important test, and my colleagues were reviewing before the exam, but I did not revise with them because I was confident in myself, and I did not believe in team spirit, and therefore I did not pass this test, which was an obstacle. If I pass it, I will be one of the important people, and if I did not succeed, they will consider me as having fun and playingSo from that day I changed my way of thinking, I really work with people and now I am happy and I achieve all my set goals, which will light my way.

  • British Council.jpg joyful_market | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Apr 2022

    Welcome !! how are you ? Are you okay? I want to start my topic, which is loneliness. Have you ever faced a problem in your life? I want to answer, of course, who of us did not suffer from problems, but who did you seek help in this ordeal, certainly family, friends, or even society, and this is good because we alone cannot break a stick, but we can together break it, and I want to make a suggestion to you on our topic. O no :- Try to share what's in your heart, say yes, ask, talk, don't remain silent. Secondly : - The community participated in the meetings, which speak of the social unity that instills all kinds of safety. So, put a slogan for you, which is # that there is safety in unity and that safety is safety in society.... So what do you think of unity? And I advise you to share what is on your heart! Thank you

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    20 Apr 2022

    I think it is better to stick together because if we stick together we can create ideas and we can unite each other. The more there is, the more opportunity we can defeat Russia. Russia is a big country so it is not fair. If you compare Russia and Ukraine, it is like a mouse and a cat so that is why we need more people. We need to stick together for reason 1. Attack. reason 2. Idea's and creativity. reason 3. Protection. If we have all all of these things we can accomplish anything. When you work as one your strength is greater as you can’t always achieve the best when you are working alone. For example, if we say the soviet Union they were really strong because they had to 14-15 countries with them which is around 1 billion people because they had Russia. So as you can see we can do a lot more if we just stick together.The beauty about teamwork is that others are always by your side, and organized accomplishments are always the results of the combined effort of each individual.

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