Some people get all the motivation they need from other sources and that's fantastic. But when you have a rival, someone doing the same thing as you, at a similar level, it forces you to try to out do them, to excel beyond what they've accomplished. Once you've done that, they usually will try to outdo what you've just done to outdo them, that process forces people to not just do what is required of them, but to do the best they can do. Consider Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both of those technological genius' tried to do pretty much the same thing, but their competition brought products better than either one of them would have provided having no competition. If that doesn't work, then imagine a sports team that is far superior to all the other teams in it's league. They would not train as hard as a team that has a rival that is similar in talent, and due to that eventually another team would catch up to them by hard work, motivation, and competition.
Yes it is Competition is healthy. It helps student strive for better. It creates a feeling of excitement. Moreover it leads to success. Winning is not everything. Even if you lose, even then you have learnt something. You learn from your failure. Without competition students would be lazy and they would become incompetent.
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First of all, competition can be enjoyable, since it's the payoff for the work you've done. Therefore, people who work harder get more. If there was no competition at all and everyone got the same payoff no matter who did the most work, nobody would be motivated to work. Secondly, I assume that by "the learning process" the asker means K-12 education. As students near the end of their education, it's only natural that competition should ramp up. In the adult world, competition is unavoidable. By giving kids a taste of what's out there, it's a learning process in and of itself. Of course, that doesn't mean the entirety of K-12 education should be nonstop competition. A reasonable age to begin would probably be around middle school age.
Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever. It is the key to good, new jobs for the 21st century. That’s how we will ensure a high quality of life for this generation and future generations. With these investments, we’re planting the seeds of progress for our country, and good-paying, private-sector jobs for the American people.
Competition is healthy. It helps student strive for better. It creates a feeling of excitement. Moreover it leads to success. Winning is not everything. Even if you lose, even then you have learnt something. You learn from your failure. Without competition students would be lazy and they would become incompetent.
I think competition is must for learning because when there is a competion people tend to give their best in urge to win . Competition is a motivational factor for a person to excel in any field so it is must for students to have a competition . Students in feeling to overcome another students try their level best to score good marks.
All resources are scarce, save (perhaps) for the air we breathe -- though there are those who would say that even air is scarce. Competition teaches kids how to work for results. In life there are winners and losers, and both cases can become generational. In a free society, we are expected (and it is our responsibility) to provide for ourselves. Given that resources are scarce, and given that we are free to rise or fall on our own, it is imperative that kids learn how to compete. Lest they learn to be losers.
Due to competition student realize how the actual studies should be. They get to know their talent in studies comparatively to others. Because of competitors other students at least try to be in their league. This helps them to study more harder than before. Hence, competition is necessary in the learning process.
People often forget that competition does not always mean children/adults battling it out to see who's first or 'the best', it should also include self-competition. Self-competition is a great motivator too, children and adults want to succeed.
Providing the opportunity for competition allows for progression. In life we learn from our mistakes, losing is not necessarily a mistake but we can learn from it. Competition also allows an adult or child that they might not always win, or that they might not always be first, everyone has they're strengths and weaknesses.
Competition may generate interest and excitement in topics or tasks that would otherwise be of limited interest to students. Team-based competitive approaches may be especially effective at making instructional material more enjoyable and engaging, competition between groups may increase cooperation within groups, as students are unified in working towards a common goal.
Students work harder when they have a deadline and a goal.
Students desire to win trophies, ribbons, medals, rankings, public performance opportunities, or money prizes.
Students receive extra experience in performing under pressure, usually on an unfamiliar instrument and in an unfamiliar setting. This experience helps them adjust the playing to different conditions.
Students desire feedback from the master teachers who judge.
Competition builds teamwork: By working together to achieve something, most competitions mean we need to work effectively with other people. This improves our communication skills, our socialising skills and all round ability to understand and work with other people.
Competition makes us improve.: If we lose, we want to improve and if we win, we want to make sure we retain our title. Competition means that we're constantly trying to improve and better ourselves which doesn't happen in a stalemate situation.
I am currently in high school, and I know that competition is better. The students who are at the top of the class have earned and competed to get there. They deserve their high class rank. They should not be treated the same as people who have just gotten by in high school. The competition to be the best makes children better students because they try much harder in school. When a teacher posts the top students or test scores on the board and force the students into competition to be the best, they want to try harder. I've seen this first hand. Also, life is a competition. College is hard to get into and you need to compete to get there.
Without competition kids are getting lazy and don't strive for best. The world is full of competition and that needs to be introduced to children at younger ages, and by middle school age at least. It will give them a sense where they stand and work hard towards their goals. It will benefit the kids for their future.
Everybody is an individual, special, pathetic snowflake. Competition teaches you that there are other snowflakes out there who want the same thing that you do. Only the ones who put in the necessary effort achieve their goals. What happens when you completely forgo competition for just cooperation? You get a bunch of lazy pukes doing a half job and expecting somebody else to cover for them. Its only when you have the drive to compete that you can reach your true potential. It doesn't matter if you're fighting society, other people, or yourself; without the drive to win you're nothing but a loser.
Competition can let a person strive to master himself or herself and do things that they weren't able to do and reach higher standards due to competition. Also there will always be limited numbers of good colleges and jobs that are high paying thus there is a natural competition due to such incentives.
Competition can let a person strive to master himself or herself and do things that they weren't able to do and reach higher standards due to competition. Also there will always be limited numbers of good colleges and jobs that are high paying thus there is a natural competition due to such incentives.
Everybody is an individual, special, pathetic snowflake. Competition teaches you that there are other snowflakes out there who want the same thing that you do. Only the ones who put in the necessary effort achieve their goals. What happens when you completely forgo competition for just cooperation? You get a bunch of lazy pukes doing a half assed job and expecting somebody else to cover for them. Its only when you have the drive to compete that you can reach your true potential. It doesn't matter if you're fighting society, other people, or yourself; without the drive to win you're nothing but a loser.
The contemporary world is highly materialistic and time bound wherein the decisions as well as their executions face lot of competition domestically & globally. Drilling down , countries & governments should infuse the same competitive spirit in the younger generations. Schools and colleges are the foundation over which a strong and resilient nation is built. The competition spirit should be pumped right from the school times so that the young kids are ready to face challenges in their future.
i believe that had there been no competition, we would not have better facilities in life. all starts from the right impetus given to learners and the ability to continue with it. in life, if there were no competition we would still be using basic materials rather than effective tools which not only give comfort but facilitates our tasks. it also allows people to devote time to worthier tasks.
I am a big believer that high expectations should be set in education. People tend to work down to the level of mediocrity required, unless they are challenged. Using competition carefully can help to spur students to do more than they knew they were capable of.
For better or worse, competition is basic human nature. When forced to compete, people will strive harder and, thus, inevitably create a better result. This includes learning. We must push students to do their best, and reach for excellence. This is not only good for their learning, it is also good for them when they reach the real world, as real life is also competition.
I think Competition is life it self.for every successful man compete before actualising their dream.so there is no geting or running our from it.for every thing you do u must compete.it is nt jst necessary in the learning process,but it is learning it self.competition is a very good motivational factor since motivation is a fire from within.if someone else tries to light that fire under u,chances are it wil burn very briefly.there i think competition is what that build a man to any level of life.in schools competition is d key component of learning and learning itself.in a mans life it is life itself.there is no running away from it.
Life is a competition, we compete in everything we do, their is no getting around it, we can try to fool ourselves that it does not or should not exist in certain settings but it does. We should not make competition out to be a bad thing, because it is really a good motivational factor. When we as individuals try to excel, we compete against ourselves to make ourselves better, if we are at the top of our game, we have to challenge ourselves in order to remain at the top of our game. In all avenues of life and work, the chances of you as an individual being the only one that is striving to reach a certain goal is hardly ever the case. It would be fair to say, their will always be others that are also striving for that goal, so yes their is a level of competition. We as individuals can either accept that or push it off to the side and be complacent, but the ones who keep this thought in the back of their mind are normally the ones who keep on pushing forward and being successful.
It really does not matter what is involved. Competition helps to improve everything. When people or businesses compete it makes us strive to become better or to put out a better product. This country always strives to have the best of everything. And when we have better learning capabilities, everything improves.
Competition is not necessary for any kind of growth. We should instead focus on individual strengths. Many children are not motivated by competition and so because of this they actually do worse. It is better to focus on what someone is good at, and find a way to place them in the working world. There should be enough jobs for everyone. Sweden is a good model of this.
Competition in life is inevitable. One of the goals of our educational system should be to prepare students for life outside the classroom; therefore, competition should belong. It provides motivation, and shows areas in which the student may need to improve. With that said, it is important to note, competition shouldn't be the exclusive goal of education, but a key component.
Competition is healthy, natural and can be a valuable learning tool. If you miss a question in a learning game in math, you will not forget that question next time you see it. Everyone wants to win no matter how small the victory. We engage in competition every day with ourselves, co-workers and even some of our family members.
A healthy competition is necessary for everyone for their improvement, not only in the educational field but in all other fields. For making an improvement in the learning process, we should achieve more. How much more is the competition. When we achieve more marks or a higher grade than someone else, that is an improvement and also a competition. If we have competitors, then only there will be interest for improvement.
Eliminating competition from schools is a misguided attempt at ensuring that no one's self-esteem gets trampled. But, real self-esteem is built by achieving small victories, and that is where competition serves a purpose. Vying to be the best is a good thing since it gives us a standard against which to judge our performance and a goal to work toward.
Competition is necessary otherwise if there is no competition there will be no urge among people to work hard and our society cannot progress
I didn't thought a bit that competition is good for learning until I found projecteuler.net. Competition based learning is so addictive, because it reaches human nature. I'd say competition belongs to the natural learning and was very effective all way through history. I'd say even lots of inventions were made because of the competition.
We as a group believe that healthy competition pushes us to work together in order to excel. Also, where there is failure there is opportunity for greater success. If it comes down to motivation, sociology theorists state that we are naturally motivated by the presence of others, external pressures and in that sense, a little productive competition. Monitored competition can enhance social skills as students collaborate and work together to achieve a common goal. "competition is evident throughout our society, our lives, and our recorded history. It transcends times and place as well as all manner of people (gruber, 1976)
It gives a reason for children to work hard and give them something to work for. Gives them drive to be better. To try and get accomplishments from hard work are truly rewarding. Now there can be too much competition. When it becomes a dead hunt for who's best and will do anything to get what they want that's when it can be viewed as wrong. But to do what you love and as long as you're having fun there is no reason competition can be bad. You learn from failing.
We as the human race needs competition for the learning process, because we would never experience well just that, experience, in all of my 17 years of being alive I have came to understand one thing about competition, it is a need not a want. Sports are competitive if they were not sports would not be fun to watch or play. Band is a very competitive activity, I am in a high school band, and we are like family because we compete with other schools and each other. Therefore I believe that we as humans need competition to learn from our mistakes
In school, I was part of the smart crowd. The bottom of it, yes, but still there. My friends drove me to try to be more. "I'm going to do better on this test!" "No, I am!" was constantly heard, and it made me want to do more and be better. The other kids tended to brush off whenever they didn't do well, but they had no one to push them like I did. I guess I was lucky in that sense. And whenever I didn't do well, my friends would make a big deal out of it and all work to help me. We all did whenever someone was struggling in their worst subject. But the friendly competition my friends and I had made us all better scholars and people.
When you have a competition it makes kids try and do better for other people know that they are good at it. For an example when you have a rival ( a rival is a person that is as good as you or on the same level) you want to try and out do them.
Even my dog needs a competition to eat chapatti ...He would not eat till he does not get competitor for eating . And same in humans But when you have a rival, someone doing the same thing as you, at a similar level, it forces you to try to out do them, to excel beyond what they've accomplished. Once you've done that, they usually will try to outdo what you've just done to outdo them, that process forces people to not just do what is required of them, but to do the best they can do. Consider Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both of those technological genius' tried to do pretty much the same thing, but their competition brought products better than either one of them would have provided having no competition. If that doesn't work, then imagine a sports team that is far superior to all the other teams in it's league. They would not train as hard as a team that has a rival that is similar in talent, and due to that eventually another team would catch up to them by hard work, motivation, and competition.
Performance is the yardstick of any skill. Performance improves when competition exists. Best performers are those who face stiff competition. Hence talents grow with competition. Competition activates, nurses, grows and produces a variety of talents in their excellence. Like improvements in market goods, intellectual/ physical abilities shine when completion exists.
Without such an environment that pupils have an opportunity to develop skills on improving and surpassing other students, they tend to not feel the strain, and getting less out of their education. It is definitely fundamental for students to experience peer pressure - it is the ultimate source of sustaining improvement throughout schooling life.
Competition is healthy and good when it comes to learning process. It prepares students to a real life which is full of competition. It encourages students to work harder when it's not overdone.
When there is competition in education, students become more motivated to do their school work. Not every student would study hard for a test or work for weeks on a project simply because they love to learn. Most students are motivated by competition because they see that there could be a tangible reward for their hard work. What makes this reward, whether it is getting into a selective college or landing an internship, desirable is that other students are vying for the same reward.
With competition in education, students are encouraged to be more imaginative to stand out from their fellow students. If students aren’t in a competitive environment, they might be content to have similar ideas.
Without competition in schools ands universities, students get a false idea of what the world is really like. Instead, by implementing competitive environments in education, we give students one common goal: to be the very best they can be by pushing themselves to their limits.
Competition in life is inevitable. One of the goals of our educational system should be to prepare students for life outside the classroom; therefore, competition should belong. It provides motivation, and shows areas in which the student may need to improve.
But it is important to note, competition shouldn't be the exclusive goal of education, but a key component. Because as human beings, we naturally thirst for knowledge. We do not need to compete against someone else for that desire. However, competition can be a healthy thing when it comes to learning. Using competition carefully can help to spur students to do more than they knew they were capable of. Otherwise competition often teaches young people that it is acceptable to behave aggressively, in a somewhat bullying way, as long as you achieve your goal and get what you want. It puts too much pressure on people, and the stress of it could cause them to just give up, if they think there's no hope and everyone is passing them by. Because all students do not learn at the same rate or have the same skills, it can make other students feel inferior. People should be allowed to learn at their own pace, to absorb the knowledge, not just memorize it quickly and forget it or lose interest altogether because they can't keep up. Learning should be confined to learning skills that enhance the quality of life, not make everything competitive.
Competition throughout education is, I feel, reflective of the real world and is unavoidable. As an example, in the workplace the best workers tend to get promotions, bonuses etc, and in applying for jobs, you are competing against others in order to work and make a living. Of course this can’t be a paradigm which the education focuses on so much and shouldn’t be overdone, as in all things some students will work better in this way than others, but it does prepare them for aspects of life and teach them new skills. In the current working climate where unemployment levels are very high and opportunities are limited, the more motivated and well prepared people will be better off.
People will also usually compete with themselves, whether knowingly or not, for example if someone achieved a B for their first piece of coursework they should aim for an A in the next assignment.
Winning obviously gives people satisfaction, and should give losers determination to do better and work harder – losing is not always a bad thing, as Che Guevara said: Failure is a springboard. As a source of theory it is richer than victory: it accumulates experience and knowledge.
You will be competing throughout your life in one form or another. You will have to interview for jobs against others. You may be up for a promotion based on job performance that may or may not involve others. You will compete against yourself in life goals (ie. Fitness, learning, relationships...). Competition is just a part of life for learning new skills.
Competition leads to conflict, and conflict leads disunity. In a class TEAM work is required (Together Everyone Achieves More). Co-operation is the key. Smarter students should be commended BUT, weaker students should definitely be assisted, and NOT pressurized. If they come under to much pressure they will feel discouraged and will not perform at their level best.
Competition is an unjust and elitist system which destroys equality and encourages Elitism. In this system which is becoming increasingly anti-worker, elitist and imperialist especially we must do whatever we can to struggle for equality and against elitism. The elite are always corrupt and competition is really unjust. All people must be equal. Generation Y is even having big trouble finding jobs because of competition and the large amount of pressure it puts on everyone. We certainly don't want a corrupt hierarchy of the corrupt elite in the future. If competition continues going where its going right now making many poor and losing jobs there probably will be a revolution, for example communism is even experiencing a revival among generation y because of the pressure from this exploitive system especially with competition. A more peaceful, fair, just and equal method should be used.
Education is about trying to do your best in learning to understand the world around you. This isn't a sport like football where you battle head to head to be the best. The whole point of school should be about learning and not competition. Competition in school just causes most people to say I'm smarter than you and pretty much there is nothing you can do about it. It is discouraging and makes learning a lot less fun. Winning isn't everything.
In the 21st century we need to rely more and more on working together not against each other, in order to promote collaboration we need to teach our students how to work together towards a common goal, as the results will be far greater from a common effort than that of an individual. Competition promotes the opposite, success at all cost and often at the cost of your classmates, so essentially it boils down to getting an one up on your classmates or figure something out and not share, just to get ahead. Not good for anyone involved. My vote is for collaboration, not competition
When learning becomes about competing with your peers to get ahead, what gets learned is how to compete and not how to learn. To be the ‘top’ student or ‘gifted’ student, children learn how to compete with each other. Kids start coping homework and quizzes from others to get a higher grade, they start to chat and raise their hands even when they do not know the answer.
It is not necessary as education is not something to develop proudness or enemity ,it is something related to development of good humans for the development of country and when we talk about motivation then our dreams and the desire to achieve it is much greater than any other thing
When a students competes against another student, it doesn't give the student a chance to individually grow. They are overshadowed by other students' interests and cannot find their true inner selves. If a student who wants to prove them self will end up failing, they will be worse off then before.
Anyone with a low self-esteem will be damaged if they are asked to compete against others before they feel they have a sound understanding of what is required, particularly if they possess a strong desire to succeed. If they have a better self-esteem then they may only be angered or frustrated. The fact that competition can create a negative response is extremely dangerous as the student will likely associate this negative feeling with the content, not the teaching style. Assess students by all means, but don't crush their love for a subject by forcing them to compete before they are deemed competent.
Not every student begins at the same level, and by grading students you are assuming they all have the same background and upbringing. Grading can be extremely discouraging if a student is not doing well. Students who struggle need to be more motivated than the students who are doing well. Schools are constantly giving praise to students who do well is there classes, and that exterior motive can be extremely toxic in a learning environment. The motivation for learning is simply learning itself! Not getting a good grade, it is the power of knowledge. Students do not go to school to obtain a job, they go to learn. All our educational institutions are making the same mistake by comparing school to the workforce. School is a place to learn, were it is okay to fail. Well actually failing is one of the key components to the creative process. In school getting a bad grade, or a wrong answer is always bad. That is the purpose of a test, to show you were you are wrong. In life you are given a test, then you learn a lesson. In school you learn a lesson, then are given a test.
What about the ones who lose, is it that they are losers for life just because they have lost just this once? Think about all sects of people. Not all of 'em are talented in everything. Competition brings comparison and comparison brings discouragement to the child who has failed. This is certainly not what education should focus to bring about.
Competition makes more losers than winners. Some people are made for competing. But can we be sure that they are better for the common good? Are they necessarily more creative than those who prefer other ways of making sense of what they do? Competition is probably the most primitive form of human motivation. Time to move on.
To learn we do not need competition, we just want to improve our knowledge without the intention of succeeding each other. If we try to succeed the other there will be a conflict. So to minimize these problems we have to know that competition is not necessary for the process of learning.
I believe that education should be fair and while, yes some students are better than others at some things, we should still feel comfortable doing the things we struggle with. I personally don't believe that a little bit of competition is healthy, I believe in fairness and that all should be comfortable in the classroom.
Competition in an education system is a product of the traditions already found in the society of the place. Jiang Kai notes that “competition in education tends to be more intense in countries and regions with strong social class structures and pyramid-style educational structures.” Furthermore, she states that education only serves as a “tool of social reproduction.” With this in mind, it is important to ask: does competition help create hierarchy or is it more of a force of change in hierarchies? Though competition is an essential part of education and development, the extent that it used in the U.S. In tangent with ability tracking has harmful effects on students, which can affect the labor force as a whole.
Kai, Jiang. “The Origin and Consequences of Excess Competition in Education: A Mainland
Chinese Perspective” Chinese Education and Society 45.2 (2012): 8-20.Education Resources Information Center. Web. 21 Jan. 2013.
Competition will only let few rise above the others, because that's what it's in their nature. Some are born leaders, born intelligent, born competitive, ect. Most kids will give up or fall behind because they will feel they're not good enough or smart enough. We should be working together, not leaving others behind. What good is it to them if they don't have any knowledge?
We assume that competition is natural and unavoidable. Of course we do! We were born into a system which is build upon constant competition at every level. Let's not confuse the chicken with the egg. We are competitive because we are forced to be, not because it is inevitable and natural. There don't have to be winners and losers based on arbitrary things that the person had absolutely nothing to do with; such as birth circumstances, talents and natural abilities, looks, height and build, intelligence, etc. None of these things were chosen by any of us. They are accidents. To grant one person more reward for something out of their control is ridiculous.
Not everyone can learn better when there's competition. If that is the case, a lot of students would have excelled because I'm positive schools host competitions. Other kids learn better when there's no pressure, stress and competition. While some students could be more productive when competition is present other kids are also struggling because of these competitions. If schools don't host competitions both the students who are pro-competition and students who are anti-competition still can learn and the learning is still the object after all.
Competition has a notion of scarcity. you want to be a head of everyone else to get something that is rare, and if you are behind you may never get it. ( like competing in sports to get the gold, or in business to get the majority of market,etc) But in education we need to promote a totally different notion which is abundance/quality/deep understanding and defiantly joy. By the way, even in sports or business the competitive ones never end up in a world class competition. that stage always belongs to those who are not defined by others. (which is a very nature of competition)
There should be equality in education but due to tough competition students are becoming selfish but not friendly. Education is a thing that should be passed to all in a positive way but many of people are making it a business and the reason behind this is competition. We all learn the same thing so we all have the right to stand in same position. What is necessary in the learning process is for individual to compete with themselves internally.
Competition helps to stimulate progressive learning because it makes us want to strive for more. However, it can also hold back the learning process of certain individuals who feel as if they cannot compete with what they consider to be 'greater minds'. The trouble with using external competition to catalyse the learning process, as an encouragement of hard work and trying to think out the box (as we compare ourselves to others when competing, and thereby challenge ourselves further), is that individuals become likely to lose sight of what learning is really about. Whilst external competition can stimulate learning, it is not what learning is ultimately about. What is necessary in the learning process is for individuals to compete with themselves internally, and strive to get the most of out themselves and the subjects they are studying.
That's what Swami Vivekananda said regarding education. Even the world now thinks that he was very, very correct regarding this one!!!
1st one is struggle,race and another one is education.
1st one teaches us how to survive in this competitive world. Another one is-to become a proper human.
Children and adolescents have a lot of things to contend with in the world today. It's unfair to make schooling more competitive. While children and adolescents should absolutely be rewarded for doing well, competition only serves to divide student populations and pit students against each other. I think that rewarding great work with flexibility in scheduling or other aspects of students' lives would be a much better idea.
Competition has a place in sports and business, but it really has no place in the classroom. Competition often teaches young people that it is acceptable to behave aggressively, in a somewhat bullying way, as long as you achieve your goal and get what you want. Because all students do not learn at the same rate or have the same skills, it can make other students feel inferior. Learning should be confined to learning skills that enhance the quality of life, not make everything competitive.
This is a tricky subject to tackle. I am going to look at competition as it is in America. In schools, a lot of children are given more tools to learn with. So if everyone is competing to be the best and get the best job, then the people with less opportunities will not have the chance to excel as much as the other kids.
Competition is only helpful in the learning process when individual students either have the natural tendency toward being motivated by competition, or when this tendency is nurtured by their family. Many families and individuals regard competition as useless and damaging, and choose not to partake. Much of the learning process is fueled by simple curiosity, and by the return of self-respect and a broadened perspective that one receives by learning new things.
Competition is not a valid part of the learning process. A person should learn because they want to become more enriched and help themselves. Learning is not as useful a process if the person does not want to learn. Furthermore, individuals have different learning processes and competition is not necessarily going to drive someone to want to learn more.
Learning should be the highest concern, not being better than everyone else. That just leads to an acidic attitude between competing students. People should learn in their own way, and not have to worry about being better than other people.
I don't see any reason for there to be competition in order to learn something. It puts too much pressure on people, and the stress of it could cause them to just give up, if they think there's no hope and everyone is passing them by. People should be allowed to learn at their own pace, to absorb the knowledge, not just memorize it quickly and forget it or lose interest altogether because they can't keep up.
As human beings, we naturally thirst for knowledge. We do not need to compete against someone else for that desire. If competition was a necessity then children would never learn to walk or talk. It is the desire to be able to communicate and the desire for human companionship that teaches us these things at a young age. However, competition can be a healthy thing when it comes to learning. As we age, we develop the desire for praise and completeness. With competitions in place, there may be more of a reason to learn for some. With winning the competition comes praise and acknowledgment, and these are two things as human beings we crave. As well losing a competition will provide us with the drive to learn more so that the praise and acknowledgment will belong to us the next time.