Why are we doing all this work? Why do we better ourselves? What is all this for? I'm sure for every person out there, there is an equal amount of different answers. I'd argue that we are here for others. The longest relationship you will ever have in your life is with yourself, but every other relationship just adds spice. You can learn so much from bumping egos with others. About the world and yourself!
It seems like there is a bit of a crisis when it comes to people creating genuine, emotional connections. Loneliness is at an all-time high. Consequently, depression and anxiety are skyrocketing as well. When you stop and think about it, what is the worst thing you can do to someone? Sure, there's death. That one is pretty bad. But if you look at people in prison, the worst thing you can do, besides the electric chair, is to put someone in solitary confinement. There they go crazy.
Because we need people! People need people. Depending on the person, it's to varying degrees (and finding that balance is important). Regardless of how introverted you are, you still need people. We need genuine connection. Touch. Face to face - IRL - interactions!
So how can we be there for our fellow human better? That's what the work is for. That's why we learn how to hold space for ourselves: so we can hold space for others. That's why we learn to stop judging ourselves: so we can stop judging others. When it comes down to it, it's all about everyone else. Because we are all one and the same. By helping yourself, you are helping others. By helping others, you are helping yourself.
Isn't life strange?