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reply to post by FlyInTheOintment
Secondly, I did state that if not be the best at a particular thing, a person should figure out what they are good at/ what they enjoy, and work on becoming excellent in that field. So my logic isn't flawed, it's more about a holistic approach to building an inclusive society based upon realistic and achievable goals, according to a unique individual's personal capacity to achieve in-line with what interests them/ what they are good at.
Originally posted by ollncasino
reply to post by whyamIhere
It's just a shame that there are no jobs for them.
I pity young people today who don't have the opportunities their parents had, never mind the opportunities enjoyed by their baby boomer grandparents.
edit on 6-2-2013 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)
Now I refuse to take part of the generational blame game because that is exhibiting a fixed mindset.
Originally posted by Plotus
With no need to compete, it becomes a bountiful world of non-achievers.
Originally posted by Serdgiam
Competition is natural, its just the way that it is used that can make all the difference in the world.
Our society implores individuals to win at all costs. It encourages people to go after the weakest link in the competition and win in the "easiest" way possible. Essentially, the idea is to have the weakest competition solely for the purpose of winning. The main goal is to win.
If we were to approach it from a different standpoint, it would be a different story. When I compete, I do so to learn and to become better. In this way, I will seek out the strongest opposition I possibly can. Even if it means experienced the dreaded "loss," it may end up allowing me to become better in many different aspects. Everything from strategy to individual skills, etc.
When we focus solely on winning at all costs, it is destructive. When we encourage our competition to grow and implement new skills, both competitors will be able to reach new heights.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
All great points...
The "Dreaded Loss" is where I have learned most of my life lessons.
Winning is does not teach you near as much. Except it's good to win.