In 1970, the Beatles began work on a documentary intended to show how they made their music. But instead of revealing the process of musical creativity, the film pulled the curtain back on a display of self-interest and bickering. The individual members were more concerned about their own songs than they were for the work of the group as a whole. Shortly after the project was completed, the Beatles broke up, dissolved by disharmony and broken friendships – the Me…Me…Me factor.
Here’s some ancient advice for this age-old problem: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2.3-4).