African proverb quote
This is a nice reminder of the importance of social support, social bonds and attachment.
You are not as likely to get far alone. The lone cowboy is a common myth in this country that represents our independent, adventurous spirit. A more recent myth is that of the self-made corporate CEO who built his empire from nothing, all by himself. But again, that ignores the social and familial context in which we all live, we never truly do it alone.
We are wired from birth to attach to our caretakers and seek out proximity to them. We are social creatures, there is nothing wrong with needing others. You will make it much further in life and have a more emotional rich experience if you do so with others.
And if you are in the LGBTQIA+ community can be vital to survival in a hostile culture.