The defining word. Or is it?

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Competition.

Since forever, everywhere we see, we find competition. Men striving to prove their worth by performing better than the other men. Be it politics, economy, sports, art, education, profession or even selecting a partner for life.

Competition.

A word so commonplace it has almost become embedded in every aspect of our lives. A word that comes closest to defining the world today.

 

I stop and read again. “Men striving to prove their worth by performing better than the other men.”

Two questions pop in my head.

Why does anyone have to prove themselves to others? Have they no self-belief at all that they need to rely on others’ belief in them?

Why is their worth measured by their performance against the other men? Don’t we all agree that every individual is unique, and true comparison can only be done between two essentially similar things?

 

And yet it exists. It has existed forever. And it has conquered too. Or is it?

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