• 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.

  • 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 .

  • Everything could be done together, is it even possible though?

    Well, first in my mind what comes up is that if there was no competition then not they the world would not have great achievements. Achievements are gained when you think of an idea and try to do it before your opposing team does it.

    Firstly, everything could be done without and competition and hate. If we all work together we will get ideas about our next discovery quicker than staying in a minor compact area of employees. If we all work together we could finish our project quicker with more efficiency and not only that we would also be able to understand a problem and share it amongst each other.

    Secondly, however if we don't have competition we would still fight about what wrong and right and sometimes people may even decide to leave to start their own business and this way competition could be created but we could apologize to the person who is against the company and tell them the importance of them and try to fulfil their needs if it is possible.

    Finally, I am on the yes side because after all about staying together if there was no competition all the prices in the store would be the same, in every store you find the prices so high, all the prices would rise up and many disadvantageous things would happen to the consumer. How ever people do became selfish overtime during competition and comparison awakens up and quickly rises to a level where it's unstoppable.

    In conclusion I believe that competition should stay as it has no benefits to the consumer if there was no competition.

    If you read the whole thing then have a good day. IF NOT still have a good day.

  • It is a terrible thing

    And many people still don't know why there are millions of people that commit suicide every year. Some people still wonder why bulling occurs, still wonder why america is wasting billions of dollars on wars, still wonder why there are homeless people in the world. Because I'm better than you i can compete against you and i will win oh, it doesn't matter when you lose because no one cares, it doesn't matter that you have no hope in life because IM SUPERIOR and if i don't stay superior then then people wont respect me and when that happens there is no point in life.

  • No no no

    People are taught that if they beat someone they are then better than them and they have to beat them to know that they are good enough so they rely on other peoples failing for their own self praise. People should be able to know that they are good and what they have done is good and reflects their abilities, not relying on other people to do bad. Also, if you win once, it puts more pressure on people to win again and if they get a reputation for winning it can get stressful and that is unhealthy.

  • 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 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

  • It is BAD

    Competition teaches us that we are better than other people just because we beat them in a game.
    I have a very competitive brother and he gets very upset every time he loses. When we lose a big game, we think we are not good at anything anymore. Competition brings out the bad side in us. You don't want to rely on other people's failure for self praise.

  • Competition ultimately divides and cooperation unites

    I strongly believe that to be in competition with others and to always be one step above others is not healthy for the individual who is competitive nor the other person. I think it is very different when you are competitive only with yourself but generally competitiveness is not something that I would condone, especially when the sole purpose is to outdo another or to be better than someone else. I think what we are lacking today is empathy, and competition can show a lack of understanding and can be harmful to society as a whole.

  • Competition is outdated

    There seems to be this false concept that competition is responsible for all the innovations of mankind. But if you look with a more critical eye you will realise that most great masterpieces and engineering feats were built when there was peace and prosperity. Hardly the situation with the economy nowadays where humanity is in a perpetual dog eats dog mind-frame. With the exception of war machines you would be pressed hard to find a handful of examples of exemplary art, engineering or medical breakthroughs borne by competitiveness. So why this craze about competition and how it's supposedly good for you? True in our society being competitive is almost a given: you need to be competitive in order to survive or achieve anything in life. But what about the society as a whole? Is this good about the far larger numbers of people who are just not the best at their field, or their life circumstances were not that great and they couldn't live up to their potential? Even if a few benefit from this system and even if it is a system based on merit (that's up for debate in itself), does the gain of the few outweigh the wellbeing of so many?

  • Inequity is the root of all evil. Competition creates inequity.

    Inequity or more technically perceived inequity in the root of all evil. If all people had a mindset of balance and equality no matter what the material reality then no one would need to dominate another, take from another, put another below their foot, or be better then another. There is no reason to see yourself as less or more than anyone else. It is our primitive warmongering society that brainwashes us into fighting with eachother, acting out of ego, acting out of perceived limited resources, all under the big lie that it is good for survival and thus society. The truth is war is never good for society, conflict is never good for society. Working together as equals is always what has been good for society. Every tribe, village, and neighborhood flourish only when you have humble members who treat eachother as equals. Competition feeds the lie that you can be better than someone for superficial reasons. Competition winners feed the cultural mental disorder that somehow winners of irrelevant games are better than other people. Their status is unfairly raised to levels of admiration, devotion, and worship that slots be reserved for only the finest contributions to our society. Teachers, Doctors, scientists, philosophers, and other real life world changers should get the honor and accolades of the "winners". The truth about winning is that it is meaningless and empty. A true victory should come with producing something that benefits others not just the self. This doesn't mean all people should be forced into fake equality, stripped away of all things that make them special. The root of all evil is the perceived inequity not the actual inequity. Evil is not that a poor man sells a bagel to a rich man on his way to work. Evil is that rich man snubbing that poor man and looking down on him as if he has less value as a person. Evil is the poor man looking up to the rich man and giving him an unfair amount of envy, seeing himself as essentially less than. This perceived self worth being greater in those who are elitist, and bully others, take from others, is a root of evils like murder, racism, theft, genocide, even usury, and rape. The perceived self worth being lesser in those who are second class citizens, minorities (all races can be local contextual minorities), any second class gender, creates more envy, strife, conflict, and sets people up make self harming decisions, even criminals. The ego is what drives people to take from others, to dominate others. The ego is a selfish petty thing that is trying to balance an imbalanced self image. A deep seeded insecurity is the root of the ego that pushes itself to do all manner of evils. If the self image was balanced, healed, and did not suffer from this perceived inequity it would never have a reason to take from another, to feel less than, to compete.

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