This is one of the many reasons why I harp on about the sheer stupidity of the self-made myth that posits all it takes to make it in life is to dream big dreams, Ryan Fan.
We are nothing without our peers and we simply cannot go it alone in life. Sure, willpower and persistance can help us pull ourselves out of complex situations but without support, neither willpower nor persistance can sustain us forever.
On the other hand, joining forces can help us overcome the most seemingly hopeless situations and even transcend them.
Because community and solidarity are the answers to all societal ills.