When we consider the 118 elements in the periodic table, we marvel that everything in Creation has one or more of them. But we use very few of them in their purest form just as they are. One of the main elements is iron, but we make very few things out of pure iron. You may see pure iron used in a lawn ornament or cast iron skillet, but we don’t have that many uses for just pure iron. To make steel, we need to blend iron with carbon, which is another element. To get stainless steel, which is useful for so many pots, pans, knives, and gadgets we use in the kitchen, we need to add a few more elements.
We all breathe air. But the atmosphere is not just one pure element—air contains both oxygen and nitrogen. Just like water includes two parts, oxygen, and hydrogen.
God gave man many elements to use at his disposal. But to make something useful, we have to connect and bond a component to another. It’s just part of the way things are. Most of everything we use today, such as glass, wood, steel, alloys, and plastic, are all a combination of many elements working together to form a complex elemental compound.
Some things are lovely on their own, but when joined with others, they can be fantastic! Flour is good, and cheese is excellent, and pepperoni is tasty. But combine them all, and expose them to some heat, and presto! You’ve got a pizza. Now, who doesn’t love pizza?
To be successful in business, useful to others, and gain wealth, we don’t need to create any new kind of element. We only need to mix, blend, combine, and connect with others. To be successful in business, we cannot do it alone. We need each other. The members need Henry, the BOD, and the DEVS. And Henry, the BOD, and the DEVs, in turn, need all of the members. If the company did not have all of us elements connected and working together, would we even be a company at all?
Construction men found out a long time ago that just cement by itself would not cut it when building tall skyscrapers. Concrete only by itself can crumble when put under stress and pressure that a tall swaying building would have. But reinforce that concrete with steel, and you have something robust, durable, and something that will bend with pressure and not break. Did you know that concrete and steel have the same expansion rate? That means that when both of them are heated or cooled, they expand and shrink at the very same speed. How cool is that? It looks like those two were a match made in heaven.
I believe we, too, were made for each other. No matter how small or significant a role we have in this company, we are a substantial part of the whole. Consider these words from the Bible:
“And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?” (1 Corinthians 12:16-17)
Every part of the human body is connected to every other part of the human body somehow. And every aspect needs the other parts. We, too, need each member to fulfill their role to be a successful company that stands firm on its feet, ready to take on the crypto world!
“Partnering gives each party access to the others’ skill sets and resources, which can greatly expand its capabilities. For a partnership to succeed, each of the businesses or people involved must be fully committed and should understand their respective responsibilities.” (quote from Forbes.com)
No matter what backgrounds, differences, or philosophies we members may have, we should always strive to keep oneness and a strong unity about us. As much as it depends on us, we should do what we do best and let others be free to do what they do best. This attitude will keep us on the right upbeat track and ensure the overall success of us all. All of the elements connected, unified, and bonded to each other will make for one tall and robust skyscraper!