Oct 13 / Simcha

Competing Views on Competition (M. Richtel)

Competitiveness.  Hmmmm…  Given my particular temperament, I am inclined to feel uncomfortable even when an Olympics athlete “wins” for having completed the race a fraction of a second before another.  My inclination, too, would be to view competition as neither helpful nor constructive in promoting happiness and excellence, and to insist that it sidesteps the natural joy of non-measured, non-compared accomplishment.   And yet….

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