The interrelationships among human beings are the heart of social group work. The author draws on her own and others’ experiences to call for strengthening the principles within social group work of the ultimate sanctity and self-determination of the individual and the interdependence of all people. If social work is to remain vital, its philosophy is best translated into social action in practice. To this end, contributions to social group work must continue to develop a philosophy of freedom with boundaries and an understanding of human beings in interaction with others and their environment as the basis for competent practice.