“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Aristotle’s famous quote is a lesson on synergy. Simply put, a single thing is made up of several parts and it’s useful or important because those parts come together. The individual parts may be slightly useful on their own but connecting them in a certain way produces more value. There are many examples of this in our lives. The words you’re reading right now are formed by individual letters combining to produce a word that has meaning. A brainstorming session is made more valuable if several minds come together to produce a great idea.