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  • Competition is good for students.

    Competition is good for students because it encourages them to work for what they believe is fair and for what they want in life. They are likely to become more successful and won't be scared to face a challenge. If students are exposed to competition now, they will be better equipped to deal with it later on.

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    Bitrary skill that a vague group of people deem as important. I can summarize this by saying that I disagree that lack of competition makes people lazy. Rather, competition divides things into rigid, specialized categories that put more attention into personal ego than into project success. I would go even further to argue that competition is what makes a lot of people lazy: why attempt something if the standards of doing it are dependent on ego and praise rather than on mindfulness and innovation?
    From the day people are born, they compare themselves to others. Which toddler walks first. Who wins the most sports in elementary school. Who gets into the best middle school, and therefore the best high school, college, and career. There is a misconception that if someone cannot do something right away, they will never do it. Or that there is one rigid standard that all students must gravitate towards. How do we know that a student drifting away from the norm is not instead innovating in his or her own direction using intrinsic skills? Why not encourage people to learn about each other and work together, rather than teaching students to all compete for a rigid skillset? When you encourage everyone to compete for the same shining careers and skills, with t

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    Bitrary skill that a vague group of people deem as important. I can summarize this by saying that I disagree that lack of competition makes people lazy. Rather, competition divides things into rigid, specialized categories that put more attention into personal ego than into project success. I would go even further to argue that competition is what makes a lot of people lazy: why attempt something if the standards of doing it are dependent on ego and praise rather than on mindfulness and innovation?
    From the day people are born, they compare themselves to others. Which toddler walks first. Who wins the most sports in elementary school. Who gets into the best middle school, and therefore the best high school, college, and career. There is a misconception that if someone cannot do something right away, they will never do it. Or that there is one rigid standard that all students must gravitate towards. How do we know that a student drifting away from the norm is not instead innovating in his or her own direction using intrinsic skills? Why not encourage people to learn about each other and work together, rather than teaching students to all compete for a rigid skillset? When you encourage everyone to compete for the same shining careers and skills, with t

  • Competition is future!!!

    From my point of veiw,f there wasn't any competition among students so propably there wouldn't be any future for the coming generation.
    Children move forward only due to competitions that they face in their lifetime or during childhood,every successful person must have faced tough competition after which they would have find ways to overcome that competition and suceed in it.So hence competition is future.

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  • I strongly disagree with this house.The correct technical definition of "Competition" would be the act of competing as winning and prizes by beating out others'.

    Students go to school to learn,not to compete nor beat their peers.They need to be in competition but that is not the right way to help them become better.They learn that they are not worth just because they can not get the first place after trying the best they can and give it their all.They learn that they don't belong to the environment just because their names are not on top.By encouraging competition in school,we're trying to teach students how to envy each other and not taking others' perspective.When students compete,they are less likely to listen to what the others have to say.To sum up,I still strongly disagree with this house.

  • Competition is very good

    The reason why competition is good is because it makes character. It helps people be more humble when winning and losing.Over all it is a good way to find out who you are. Competition also gets you ready for the real world. Nothing is just going to be handed to you. You need to work and compete for the things you want in life.

  • Competition is good for students

    Competition is good for students because it encourages them to work for what they believe is fair and for what they want in life. They are likely to become more successful and won't be scared to face a challenge. If students are exposed to competition now, they will be better equipped to deal with it later on.

  • Yes, competition is good for students.

    Competition is good for students because it give them a goal and a method to compare their success. Without competition students will not realize how important it is for them to try their best to succeed. Once these students get out in the real world they will need to understand how to compete in order to make their life better.

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  • It will lead to depression.

    What is the point in competing if we know that our opponent is way better than us? When we lose to any sorts of competition, we will feel that all of our painstaking efforts are useless and just went down to the drain just like that. We will feel down, worthless and repeatedly thinking that we would not be any better than who we are now. When we are depressed, we would not possess any kind of confidence anymore as we are haunted by our past failures.

  • It will lead to depression.

    What is the point in competing if we know that our opponent is way better than us? When we lose to any sorts of competition, we will feel that all of our painstaking efforts are useless and just went down to the drain just like that. We will feel down, worthless and repeatedly thinking that we would not be any better than who we are now. When we are depressed, we would not possess any kind of confidence anymore as we are haunted by our past failures.

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  • I strongly disagree with this house.The correct technical definition of "Competition" would be the act of competing as winning and prizes by beating out others'.

    Students go to school to learn,not to compete nor beat their peers.They need to be in competition but that is not the right way to help them become better.They learn that they are not worth just because they can not get the first place after trying the best they can and give it their all.They learn that they don't belong to the environment just because their names are not on top.By encouraging competition in school,we're trying to teach students how to envy each other and not taking others' perspective.When students compete,they are less likely to listen to what the others have to say.To sum up,I still strongly disagree with this house.

  • There is enough selfishness in our society already

    Competition encourages people to disregard their own intrinsic skillset in favor of an arbitrary skill that a vague group of people deem as important. I can summarize this by saying that I disagree that lack of competition makes people lazy. Rather, competition divides things into rigid, specialized categories that put more attention into personal ego than into project success. I would go even further to argue that competition is what makes a lot of people lazy: why attempt something if the standards of doing it are dependent on ego and praise rather than on mindfulness and innovation?
    From the day people are born, they compare themselves to others. Which toddler walks first. Who wins the most sports in elementary school. Who gets into the best middle school, and therefore the best high school, college, and career. There is a misconception that if someone cannot do something right away, they will never do it. Or that there is one rigid standard that all students must gravitate towards. How do we know that a student drifting away from the norm is not instead innovating in his or her own direction using intrinsic skills? Why not encourage people to learn about each other and work together, rather than teaching students to all compete for a rigid skillset? When you encourage everyone to compete for the same shining careers and skills, with the idea that only the best will win, that's exactly what you get: lots of people left out in the cold.

  • Winning a competition or beating others and doing well can be totally different

    Competition often makes students focus on getting the grades, winning, beating others instead of learning itself. Yes competition does make some students do the work and strive for high grades. But we need to know there's a significant difference between doing well and beating others.

    I am a student that just graduated from a secondary school. During the exams, me and my fellow classmates did work very hard in order to get high grades but instead of learning the knowledge thoroughly for the sake that the knowledge would be useful for our lifetimes or that we find it interesting, what we did is analyzing tons of past papers to try to figure out the underlying patterns, how to answer different types of questions and what questions are likely to be asked in our following exams.

    We all have realized that we can't do a lot of stuffs at the same time because the quality would be at cost. When we, students are too occupied with the thoughts of competing with each others, losing and winning, the quality of our learning is at cost. Even though students can remember what they have learned which isn't the case most of the time, the usefulness of the materials learned is debatable.

    You may argue that children need to compete anyway when they get jobs and that competition itself is something to learn so it's important to the learning process. First of all, most people would agree that competition is not fun and often causes stress and anxiety as most of us are losers of a competition. And these emotional states inhibits our learning ability as well as creativity biologically saying. Secondly, the situation I mentioned in the previous paragraph repeats itself in countless jobs and countless studies have shown that competing is destructive. For example, we know that there's intense competition is journalism. Journalists may try to find news that can outshine others and this is often at the cost of the importance and accuracy of the news.

    I hope that this can give a hint of the difference between doing well and winning. In addition, motivations don't only come from rewards or competing. There are extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. The latter means the work itself is rewarding and interesting to those who work on it. And finally, of course, we have different passions and interests which schools can work on to discover on students.

    Most often, arguments for competition ends up addressing that we are innately competitive, it's in our human nature and we can do nothing about it. But this is merely a rhetoric answer. There aren't any substantial evidence to this despite it seems like we can't live without competition.

    My references are drawn from Alfie Kohn, Sir Ken Robinson and countless others.


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