If you want to go far, take someone with you to help carry the load | Stangen

Ok, we know that’s not exactly how the saying goes. It’s more along the lines of, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

It’s really difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of this familiar saying, and the myriad of derivatives thereof. However, the general consensus is that we can hold  aloft this snippet of wisdom, and claim its source as African. That’s pretty cool!

Let’s put ownership and geographical relevance aside for just a second.

We have “borrowed” this beautiful proverb because we think it ties in perfectly with our business philosophy, but we promise to give it back to its rightful owners straight afterwards. 🙂

The well-known saying is a worthy comment on the nature of progress, and the strength forged in human collaboration. But in simple terms, it means that through our partnerships we are stronger and far more likely to succeed.

What does this have to do with insurance?

If you think about it, insurance is nothing more than a partnership.

We could get super-technical and dive into a whole bunch of legal talk, but the crux of the matter is that when you decide to take out insurance, you’ve decided to partner up with an insurer because you want to share the load.

If you want to go far, take someone with you to help carry the load.

The “load” we are referring to is the not-so-easy-answers to tough questions we inevitably start asking ourselves at a certain point in our lives (generally when our financial obligations start mounting up).

Questions like: 

  • Who is going to pay the bills if I’m not around?
  • How will the kids afford to go to university if I lose my job?
  • What will happen to the bond repayments if I become disabled and can’t work?
  • Will my medical aid really pay for all the necessary treatment if I become seriously ill? 

You could always fly solo and decide not to partner up with an insurer, but at what cost? 

The best partnerships in the world are the ones where the load is evenly shared. 

We can’t help you pick up the kids from swimming practice this afternoon, or get dinner started before you get home. We can’t wash the dishes this evening or put on a load of laundry. 

The load we’ll carry is making sure you know that if ‘that day’ comes, we’ve got you covered. 

Don’t go alone, let’s go together.

The Stangen Team 

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