Our society emphasizes the superstar over the coordinated efforts of the group. We naturally focus on the Messis of soccer, the Michael Jordans of basketball, or the Russell Wilsons of football (of course, he is pretty amazing!). But the Castellers show us that it is the combined efforts of ordinary, but dedicated individuals that can reach new heights.
In Catalonia, a proud province in Spain, there is a folk tradition of erecting towers of people, standing on each other’s shoulders! It is amazing to watch. The participants are called “Castellers,” because they form human castles.... Read More