Is Competition Good Or Bad?

May 11, 2019   •  162 views

Living in a country of 133 crore,everyday,every minute we come across people who are better than us. Beginning from the primary level we are taught that we need to be first otherwise the other person wins the race. It is said that healthy competition is good for children because that will help them to do their best. But is there actually something called as “healthy competition”?. There can be just one winner in a contest so does that mean that others are not capable enough to be the winner?.

Competition puts a lot of pressure on children to perform. Competition can be harmful to the psychological and emotional well being of a child. So here is a case study from mid 90’s. Dan and Steve both learned to play guitar when they were 10 years old. By the time they were 13 years old,they had become competent guitar players.Although best friends they often argued that which one of them was the best guitar player and soon they realized that only one of them could win this competition which would end their friendship. So they found a compromise that Dan was a better rhythm guitarist and Steve was better on instrumental parts.

So these little kids soon realized that competition could end their friendship so made a compromise. Our socities greatly value competition in relation to politics,sports and entertainment.But what they fail to realize is that competition is good but only when it with our ownselves and not with others. Competition kills the desire for self improvement and self growth because once we enter into competition we stop focusing on ourselves and rather we concentrate more on how is the other person is better than us. This is where we loose half of the competition We don’t focus on our strengths and weaknesses and we do not even give ourselves a chance to improve.

The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have got the most out of what you had to give. Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you are both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing something that you aren't. So competition can be good but only when done with our ownsleves. Competition can bring best in products but worst in people . The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.So stop comparing and start improving.



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