What’s in a number? 4 is a significant number to many businesses, individuals and basically the world. In numerology, 4 is the symbol of stability and balance. This makes a lot of sense. After all, a table and a chair, and the foundations of any building or home would normally have at least 4 sturdy posts or corners for these to stand.
The timeless tale of the Wizard of Oz has the classic group of 4, Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, who work together to navigate their strange world, defeat the Wicked Witch, find the titular Wizard and send Dorothy home. The Beatles are another magical band of 4 that changed the world by having a different kind of fantastic journey.
In the world of entertainment, the movies and TV series that we watch somehow also reference the significance of 4 heroes or heroines who work together for a common goal. More than the goals, most of these shows and movies also depict the common struggles of people, especially for women.
Sex and the City is a modern, female-centered example. All through its six seasons, and 2 great movie installments, women all over the world looked up to these 4 women. Who wouldn’t? They represent our goals and dreams, at least most of it, like the perfect man, perfect job, perfect family life and a huge closet. Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda have different personalities. They have different dreams, and life goals. But they have formed a unique clique that made all of us realize the value of friendship; #squadgoals as we all say.
There are movies and series for guys that also feature foursomes. Who would ever forget the legendary Ghostbusters, the adventures of 3 parapsychologists and their one recruit? Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond “Ray” Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). They had one goal: eliminate all the bad ghosts haunting New York City. That squad worked so well, that 32 years after, they remade it. Now it features 4 women Ghostbusters, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon giving audiences all the ectoplasmic entertainment they need.
But let’s go back to the real world. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a squad like that?
When you need to juggle all your activities, it would be really great to have a group that you can rely on.
How great would it be to have a group who can be your Fantastic 4 ? Maybe they help shop groceries for you, watch your pets, or help you with baking projects, or give tennis lessons? While it would not be as exciting as saving the world, but imagine what 4 friends, a squad of Moms, Dads can do as an extended family. Imagine the opportunity, the possibilities this opens up, as you carve out a routine to help each other out reciprocally. Are you currently in a group, or team with like-minded people?
Maybe it is a group in your neighborhood, church, gym or a parent group at your child’s school?
What can you share about your experience being a part of this group?