Competition should never mean rivalry

2015-07-23 06:01
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I don’t know how to begin this, but I will try. Usually I don’t have a problem with beginning an article. But this time I have. I don’t know why. Anyway, my issue is with competition.

I remember what a friend said to me sometime back. “We’ve got to compete,” she said. She was a smart lass. I admired her. And I respected her. But this did not sound right to me.

Not that I was the type that said, “Let us do things together. Let us do things the same way.” I know that is impossible. We can’t do things the same way. And we can’t think alike.

Some think things that are weird. And I don’t go with that. Some do funny things, and I don’t like doing funny things. So what is competition? That’s the thing. I don’t know. Don’t think me dumb.

Please don’t. I am being sincere. I like being sincere. When I don’t know a thing, I don’t know it. I won’t pretend I do, while I don’t. I am not the type. Maybe it is because I am matured.

I am no longer that kid that used to like to impress. Anything being asked, I know. Which is true in a way because anything you ask a kid she will know. She won’t say, “I don’t know.”

Are kids liars by nature? I don’t know. It depends how they are brought up. If you train them to be sincere, they will be sincere. If you train them to be liars, by being autocratic, they will be liars.

But we are not talking about that here, are we? We are talking about competition. What is it? Do you know? I hope you do because my friend misinterpreted it. She thought it was about fashion.

She thought it was about outsmarting them. But when others are not there, what do you do? Who do you compete with? No one, I guess. So competition is not about beating others. It is not about outsmarting them.

It is about being intuitive. It is about being able to initiate things. What is your heart telling you? Why don’t you do that? That’s competition. It is not about wondering what is your enemy doing and wanting to do better than them.

Some people will watch what so-and-so is doing and try to outdo them.

That’s not competition. That’s jealousy. Some will try and stop others from bringing in new things. They will declare war on them.

What is that? That is lack of being intuitive. You lack the guts to be innovative. You want things to remain the same. Things can’t remain the same. Things are on the go. They move forward. We’ve got to move with times. Ori kanjani? Stay positive

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