Support Each Other Rather Than Being Competitive with Each Other
Competition, rivalry, struggle, success and failure! These are some of the words that can have positive as well as negative connotations to people and it depends upon them how they actually want them to be. Do you know one person’s success is sometimes the failure of another person living somewhere in the community? This has become the norm of the society and we are also happily accepting that, which simply means that we are getting only the negative connotations for such words. On the other hand, the need actually here is to support that other person in this time of distress rather than pushing them at the low level of the society where he or she can get lost for the rest of their lives.
The Questions We Should Ask Ourselves When We Get Super Competitive
Sometimes, we all just get carried away by the success and we try so hard just to beat that one person or a group of people we don’t like. If you’re getting success at life or you are born in a superior section of the community where you have all the perks and privileges. Actually, this is not your achievement to be born in that community and it is the nature that actually decided what’s best for you and you have to use your opportunities and resources to support one another rather than getting in competition with others and wants to win at any cost. Here are a few questions that we should be asking before we get too involved in this useless competing feature:
- Does my competing strategy is hurting anyone’s ego or his/her capacity to play fair or unfair?
- Is my competition bringing more harm to others rather than good in the societal mentality?
- Am I encouraging the other candidates to compete fairly or Am I giving the super egoistic vibe that can hurt the sentiments of others and can bring negative connotations to the competition?
If your answers are YES to all of them, you have sufficient reasons to worry about your competition strategy as your competition is bring more harm than good in the society.
The Material Race and Growing Competition
Let me ask you the basic question. What is this competition all about? Yes, whether you admit it or not, this is about a material race that is bring more competition or should I say negative sort of competition in our societies.
Let’s face the bitter reality of today’s competitive mentality. We want everything for ourselves but we don’t want the same for everyone else. This is where our race for material things actually hurt our society. Competition should bring progress in the society but today’s growing competition is just becoming the unending race for materialism and our lust to get these things at any cost.
How This Competition is actually hurting us inside?
If, somehow luckily, you end up being successful in every game of your life, you just cannot understand as to how this competition and eventually failure hurts a man. It actually creates negative emotions for others who somehow got success against you. It actually makes you feel inferior and underprivileged than that of others in the society, which is the worst feeling ever for a human being. So here if you still want to be competitive with people, this competition is not healthy and progressive for anyone, even not for you as it is making you feel superior and bigger than that of others who just to you no matter how big or small the competition it was. Rather, if we start supporting each other than staying in competition with each other all time, we can bring more happiness and positivity in our society.
Analyzing the Mentality of a Person Who Fails in Life
Let’s also analyze a person and his or her reactions when he or she faces failures in life. The person who fails is slowly becoming unacceptable for the society. However, we must need to understand that sometimes in life, failures become inevitable for you. You just cannot deny this fact. Let me tell my own example when I had to face the failures which I never imagined that I am going to face in future. I had big hopes and dreams for life but suddenly these wishes just cannot be made true anymore and I will have to live with it. That idea I was convinced that I am simply going to live a mediocre life due to all my failures.
But now let’s switch the mentality of this stiff and pressuring competition. There are also other life scenarios I have not been told by one then. It is that facing failures in life is totally acceptable. No matter how rich or famous are you, you’re still gonna experience some moments in your life where you’re going to fail no matter how hard you try because it is inevitable. Your exceptional talent, passion, intelligence and hardworking traits cannot simply the change of reality there. There will definitely be some people in life who just won’t admit that they have failed but they too know deep in their hearts that sometimes their determination just cannot change anything here.
How We Can Support Each Other to Bring More Positivity in Our Competitive Nature?
However, these failures does not really means that you cannot try again to find success in other domains or even in the same domains of life after some time. We hear such stories all the time but it really takes some care and support from others that help the person to fulfill their dreams in life. You can hear this kind of support in the background of successful people such as Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Oprah Winfrey who calm down with the support of their inner world as well as the people in their social circle and eventually achieved what they were meant to achieve in life.
Help Each Other in Distress and Suppress the Element of Competition
No matter how successful you’re, if you cannot support the people in distress, you just call yourself a great person. A great personality always helps and supports others as much as they can. This help can be in terms of mental training to cope up with the failures and mental traumas they are facing in their life or training others practically as to how they can improve themselves and find motivation to stand up and face their failures, and eventually change their life circumstances through constant hard work, determination and persistence. This kind of support and assistance is better than the competition we are bringing to our society at large.
Be Supportive to Each Other Rather than Competing with Them Everyday
Don’t consider it as your volunteer services towards the community. This is actually your moral obligation to support each other at the time of distress rather than always trying to defeat others and making them feeling inferior all the time. Do you want others to do the same for you? No, you won’t. So do what you expect from others to do for you. Help them. Support them and don’t make them feel inferior in any way.