Re: Ki and power and cooperation
co(together)+operate(act,work) I think that answers why you were asked to do so. That's why we have training partners.
Of course we could have training 'obstructers', which would be the opposite and thus lead to no training.
So until we recognise cooperation as a vital ingredient we cannot move forward.
Such statements as cooperation is bad thus never make any sense to me at all for it is vital and only a matter of degrees of and with what.