It depends on what. Competition can, at times, bring out the best in a person. Alongside that, a gentleman (I was taught) should let a lady beat him at certain things.
I think it's a case by case thing. Also it depends on the person you are competing against and if they have the personality that can handle competition from someone they care about. I can handle competition and never want someone to let me beat them.
No i would never compete with some one i care for its against my ethics and i will surely with draw from the competition.
I agree with sj that, to a degree, it's a case-by-case thing, but competition can be perfectly healthy if you're both 'good sports.' If you're dealing with the type who's going to go ballistic if they get beat at anything, or get cocky and irritating if they win, then competition probably isn't a good idea (though if that's the case, I think you might have bigger issues to worry about).
It sort of depends on what you are competing for. Grades? Yeah definitely.
it depends on what your competing for or at. competions helps a person grow and learn unless the outcome is devistating or ends up cause one party to lose too much.
Someone once told me that in a household, you don't steal another person's thunder. My ex-husband crocheted since he was four, so I put the craft aside when it came to competition. It all depends. By nature, I'm not a competitor, but I sure could have learned from him. He had this state fair winning crochet stitch that I have never been able to duplicate.
WHy would anyone do that? There are friendly competitions that take place between people that are close, but to compete to make a point or prove just shows envy and jealousy. If the competition goes beyond being proud or happy for the person you are competing with, then.....
What is wrong in competing if both have a strong understanding and respect for each other. The competition cannot harm the relationship. On the other side if any misunderstanding arises then it has to be believed that no genuine caring was present in the relationship.
All fair in love and war.
Healthy competition encourages the best in all of us.
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.
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