Re: Competition—the Struggle for Excellence or Victory?
I believe that competition is more a struggle for excellence than victory. If you look at it from a basic instinct, survival standpoint, we are obviously in a constant competition with the world, whether it be to eat, have shelter, get a new job, further our education, mate.. These are all things that typically take some time or effort. People who are given everything (spoiled) at a young age will have a lesser concept of survival, thus a greater need to remain as the best (or victorious) would ensue. Surely the people of the world who rummage through tons of garbage to find food aren't doing it to beat their neighbor. They do it as a means of survival. This can show that the concept of victory is one that is learned, whereas excellence (which to some humans would mean eating or survival) is an idea present in the human mind from birth.