"Says one time he went out in the wilderness to find his own soul, an' he foun' he didn' have no soul that was his'n. Says he foun' he jus' got a little piece of a great big soul. Says a wilderness ain't no good, 'cause his little piece of a soul wasn't no good 'less it was with the rest, an' was whole.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour."
(Tom Joad, quoting the preacher, Casy, The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck).