As kids we're told we're unique as snowflakes. And while that's ture, they do neglect to tell you that, like snowflakes, we're pretty worthless and weak alone. Pretty? Sure, but brief.
This could be taken in two contexts. One is optimistic, hinting at utility though unity and cooperation and community. The other a bit dour, that no one can ever shine individually. That we only ever have use in the big picture. That idnviduals don't matter one bit in the scheme of things.
I take either view depending on the day. Today is the latter.