I'm amazed at the sudden and diverse reactions to this question. Competition, I always believed, should exist in a healthy way, but with time I've seen so many people harmed by a lack of appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual.
In a competition the one who wins ends up alone and the one who looses ends up hurt. People cannot seem to handle these consequences any longer transforming them into good - especially when loved ones are involved.
So, I wondered what is the best approach.
Thank you for your answers. It's giving me a lot to consider.