• Competition can be a great thing

    Competition can teach people how to win and lose respectfully without taking it too hard. People need to be taught at an early age that they can not win at everything. While it's important they strive to be the best there is always going to be someone better than them out there. Competition can help them understand that but can also help them strive to beat the best so they constantly improve their own performance in the process.

    Posted by: jus
  • Competition Part of Free Market Economy

    Competition, especially in a free market economy, is a good thing for Americans. Competition keeps prices down and quality high as companies vie for dollars. Competition in school and sports is also a good thing as it helps kids get ready for real life. Competition ensures the best rise to the top and elevate the people around them.

  • Yes, competition is good thing.

    Yes, I believe that competition is a very beneficial thing in many aspects in life. Without competition, there would be very little to no drive to do things well and therefore everybody would settle on average. Take for instance communism. On paper, it looks like a good policy, but since everybody gets a similar amount of income regardless of whether they are a doctor, a professional athlete, a mechanic, or a mailman, nobody would strive to do better than their neighbor, and people in general would be lazy and apathetic.

  • Free market

    Competition is part of living in a free market society, and it is, in general, a good thing. It encourages people to be their best, because if not, someone else will come along and take opportunities. Too much competition can be destructive, like if too many people fail and there is no chance to get ahead, or if too many resources are spent on advertising and such and not enough on actual product development, but this is why we need some government and don't live in just pure anarchy.

  • Competition is a good thing

    Competition is competing against someone or something. A challenge is a competition for a prize. Competition is a good thing. It’s about finding out how well you can do something under pressure. It’s about challenging yourself to get better, stronger, or to improve yourself. It can be about working together as a team to accomplish a goal. You compete to succeed, and to be the best there is. It is about wanting to win, working to win and preparing to win.
    We can have competition with ourselves. It can be one of our hardest opponents. We can compete with another person, team, business or country. Competition is the same when you work at jobs as it is in sports. To have a result that people will like people have to focus on and commit to doing the work needed to improve. Doing the best you can is the most important challenge everyone should attempt.
    A coach, in any sport wants players who are good competitors. A talented athlete can be a challenge to teach or improve their skill. If success comes too easily for the player, there is no reason to work very hard. When the player is facing a tough opponent, he or she may not have the endurance to battle or get by, and will give up easier then another player. Having to work hard in practice will carry over to a game. Defeating problems in advanced teaches a player to handle hardships later on in games.
    When you think about technology and how far we have gotten today we had competition to push us more into discovering new things. In the early days people washed their clothes by hand, someone outsmarted other people and made what is today the wash machine. Also people used to walk everywhere now people drive everywhere. Later on the Wright Brothers invented the airplane to get from place to place faster. Its mainly about who can do build the fastest, strong, and best built invention there is.

  • Competition in High School

    With no offense intended, I am an Indian guy who is currently a freshman in High school. Most of my friends are brown like me so we are all very ambitious. If my friends were not so competitive, I would not be either. My goal is to secretly beat them in things such as SAT scores, grades, after school club elections, and even looks. Although this sounds very mean and hostile, it is the truth. Competition brings out the best in me, motivating me to work harder to win.

  • Competition is the spice of life!

    When we are beaten, we look for ways to get back to the top. It encourages innovative and creative thinking. We can also be competitive with ourselves, seeking to better ourselves. If this is not taken to destructive levels, competition can only be a positive thing. If nobody was competitive, we would all settle for being average, and the world would be a static limbo. Instead, we push towards greatness (which can be in the smallest things in life) and competition is what drives us to do this.

  • Why Be Equal?

    Living in a competitive society is a good thing because it's entertaining. We are all different so why settle in for equality? If we were all equal then why bother go watch a soccer game or a see a beauty pageant or maybe even a cooking contest? If everyone was the same then there's no need for all of that. Who would care? We'd all know that everyone was a winner... Actually there wouldn't even be a winner. Why be equal? If you have a special talent show it off that's what makes us.. Us. We don't all have to be the same. We aren't robots so why act like it? Show off what you have :)
    - Maggie <3

  • What would the world be like without competition?

    If there was no competition, America would have never landed on the moon. The main reason they even went to the moon was because of national pride. They simply had to show their biggest competition, Russia, that they were the best. Competition is necessary in all aspects of life. Without competition we would all be paid the same and people would get lazy. Doctors, specialists, professors etc. Would become extinct and where would we be then? We would all be treated the same and that might sound alright at first, but then you thinnk about it. With everyone being treated the same, everyone would have the same amount of respect, that's the same as saying nobody has respect. And also, we would all have the same belongings and house. Again, this would make the human race even more lazy and less motivated because why would we do something productive is we would just be given the same things as someone that works for it for nothing? BOTTOM LINE: without competition we are looking at one thing, Communism
    by: Holly Hatch

  • It helps children work as a team to overcome goals.

    When children compete they are finding out how well they can do something under pressure. It help children learn how to over come challenges in the near future. It challenges people to over come problems or challenges. From my own experiences I've learned that competition is a good way for children to learn new skills, meet new friends, and have fun.

  • no to competition

    Competition is what can damage life. You can fight with friend and pass it to far. Than at a point in time you will live on it. Look for a way at every thing you do. At a point in my life track went from a loving get together of friend now a blood bath as soon as we get to it. That is why competition is bad

  • Competition creates dangerous conflict

    Competition does allow for innovation and progress, however the costs of which are much higher. There is enough wealth in the world for probably everyone to live healthy lives, yet it is a finite amount. The accumulation of wealth ultimately means 'winning' at someones expense. Innovation can occur in other forms but succeeding in a world where we must beat each other to survive does not promote longevity of life or happiness, surely the two most desirable things in life.

  • Never a Good Thing

    Competition is inherently evil and Aryan Here is why? Because it seeks superiority over others; it seeks to define who is better than the other. It is dog-eat-dog. Entire nations war over who is better; who has the best form of government; who has the best religion; who has the best athletes; who has the most beautiful women. Children learn competition at an early age and this spawns bullying as the bully seeks to impose his well upon the weaker. Students in some countries commit suicide because they fail perform better than the other guy academically. In the workplace individuals stab each other in the back for "that job position that gets them better pay." We want to feel superior so we talk about about our large houses and big bank accounts in front of others to broadcast that we are better. In international games (soccer and the Olympics) people on the "opposing" sides cheat, fight and even kill each other if they lose and/or are taunted if they lose.

    There is nothing good about competition and it is a Euro-Greco-Anglo-American mindset that has done nothing but create a mental impairment in the masses.

    As far as I am concern competition was created and is perpetuated to deify one race over another.

    It is a "God bless us" (and no one else) mentality. The desire to compete "against others" is a sickness.

    Anyone who says one competes against themselves is stretching the truth and are in denial of the reality of it. It is a cop-out response.

  • Read the book No Contest

    After dealing with competition in the workplace for 19 years and trying to deal with it and get a good grasp on the psychology of it I have come to the conclusion that competition is not good. My reasons can be summed up in the book No Contest by Alfie Kohn. Thought provoking and what she speaks of I have witnessed for 19 years and now that I have changed my philosophy, my life has changed for the better, by far...

  • Competition feeds the Ego

    ...And is based on outdated research about human behaviour and what drives creativity. I will also recommend reading Alfie Kohn's books and lectures. It is understandable the majority here vote positively for competition. Our society has been breast feed the ideology and belief and to try to accept new research contrary to this creates cognitive dissonance. If we want a compassionate and evolved society, then we must do away with mindsets that foster being egocentric and violent, and leave competition to the lower species.

    Posted by: GaG
  • It is not healthy

    Well first of all competition can make you depressed if you lose, lets say i'm playing a game of soccer and we lose by heaps, at the end of the game everyone has their head down and looks quite sad because we lost. As a small child I used to think that without competition we all would become lazy and fat. And i also thought it would be fun and healthy if we kept it in proportion. But healthy competition does not exist. A child is told in a competitive culture that it isnt enough to be great. He must be better than others around him. Winning just lets the child celebrate temporarily, it does not build character. Not everyone can win a contest. If one person wins the competition, another child cannot. Competition can lead on to children to envy winners and ignore losers. When children work together, they feel better about themselves. A sport competition is bad for children if the children taking part are expected to achieve more than they are capable of. Competition can also bring the worst out of people, they want to win so badly that they don't think of others they are too focused on winning the competition. If there was no competition there would be no need for people cheat, because some athletes harm their body using drugs to win at all cost, their would be no sports gambling and gambling can ruin peoples lives it can also hurt their family.

    So their you go those are the reasons why competition is a bad thing it can hurt you if you lose, you don't have fun, not everyone can win, it can bring the worst out of people and athletes use drugs just to win. A question was asked to 100 olympic runners “if i could give you a pill that would guarantee you a gold medal, but also mean you die in a year” more than half of them replied back saying that they would take it, so that just prove how dangerous and addictive competition can be, it consumes people it makes them forget about what's really important, having fun.

  • Ungrounded, uncreative, unimaginative

    Everyone assumes that a lack of competition will make us lazy. But I think the opposite is true. I think that people thrive when given the opportunity to explore and share. Collaboration and play lets people develop a skill set that is more connected to who they inherently are. It is a process of discovery. Competition is what discourages us from pursuing our dreams, because it says that our dreams and skills are measured from a criteria that is inaccessible to our own intelligence.
    Competition assigns arbitrary rules to skills that define whether or not the skill is acceptable. The rules may not be in the best interest of each person. As a result, there are people doing things out of a sense of constraint, rather than out of a sense of freedom.
    Everyone has the potential for a unique skill set. Unfortunately, competition subdivides everything into specialized, measured skillets with no room to explore using our own judgement.

  • Competition is hurting us more than it is helping.

    Competition only helps us to a certain extent. Its good that we get pushed morally and physically. When we get competitive over financial situations then that is where the problem occurs. Our society is based on making money. The whole value of life has a price on it. If you do not make more than someone else then we automatically think that that person is less important. In all actuality, the reason for making more money is that you know someone that can get you that good job or that owns a big company that makes a lot of money. Its sad that a person like my mom can work her butt off her whole life and still be in debt just because she does have the money for college or she doesn't want to be in debt the rest of her life. The bible says that we are supposed to live in the image of Jesus. We should not live life with currency and things we do not need. We need to live for each other and help out whenever is possible. No body does that now because we are in such competitiveness that we don't realize the general purpose of life which is to be an image of Jesus.

  • It causes more harm than benefit

    I believe in healthy competition and being the best that you can be. Competing to improve yourself and being content with who you are.But unfortunately, almost no people adapt this type of mindset. Instead, we're always trying to be better than the next guy, but for what purpose? Everyone is unique so why try to be the better than everyone at everything instead of being the best that you are capable of? Everyone has different skills and strengths and areas where they excel in, so there will always be someone better than you; people have to accept this instead of stressing out over being better than others . The " I have to be better than everyone else" mindset just causes problems and creates more harm than benefit. Competition attempts to determine your self worth over what others think of you, which is exactly the type of mindset that is ruining society. We need to learn how to cooperate and accept ourselves instead of constantly trying to outdo each other .

  • Competition is bad!!!

    Competition is bad because it puts pressure on the you n than u start to break down emotionally n that's bad so. It's even worse when u have a mean teacher the pushes u down n doesn't believe in u n in only one girl. I know this because I watch many shows that involve competing and the kids who are competing literally break down emotionally. It's just too much stress for a kid. It just is

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