Although highbrows differ from lowbrows, they get along well with one another. “Lowbrows need highbrows and honour them just as much as highbrows need lowbrows and honour them” (179). The relationship that lowbrows and highbrows have is one where each group is learning from one another. “It is the prime necessities of life to them [lowbrows] to be shown what life looks like. And the highbrows…are the only people who can show them. Since they are the only people who do not do things, they are only people who can see things being done” (179). Woolf further explains how highbrows are the ones who watch and think instead of actually doing. Lowbrows are the ones who go out and do, so the highbrows and lowbrows can learn from one another. They balance each other when it comes to thinking and actually doing.
Not only do the highbrows and lowbrows balance one another, but they are also united in disliking middlebrows. “The true battle…lies not between highbrow and lowbrow, but between highbrows and lowbrows joined together in blood