Antithesis-State all the bad, before you state the good Ethos- I am a lawyer Logos-Definitions/ No competitiveness no lawyers Personification- Jealousy and Competitiveness are people Parallel Sentence- We Want We Want Ladies and gentlemen of of the jury! Before we accuse our defendant of starting fights, destroying connections, and firing teamwork, we must understand what it is. Competitiveness is defined by the desire to be better than others. To be better than others, does that mean we dislike others, or want them to stop? No it simply means that we want to higher our standards to achieve theirs. It means that we want to better ourselves. We want to improve, we want to have the greatest possibilities. Our defendant, competition is …show more content…
Now I’m not going to lie to you, sometimes competitiveness has an ally. The ally is jealousy, but listen, we all have friends who are completely different from us, and competitiveness does to. Jealousy is not competitiveness although, sometimes they come hand in hand. More often than not, we have learned to ignore jealousy, and so when they come as a team, we focus on the competitiveness, and avoid being jealous. When jealousy realizes that it has no purpose, it leaves, and we remain solely competitive However, competitiveness isn’t the nicest guy on the block. He’s usually polite, but when in action, he is definitely not friendly.Why? That is his job. Tell me, at work, do you spend most of it in the hallways socializing, or do you spend it working? Unless you like to slack off, I think most of you would be working. That’s the same with competitiveness. Once it is working, it wants to get its job done, and over with. It doesn’t want to waste time. After it has completed what it needs to do , it goes back to being friendly, just like most of us are at work. After all that I’ve done to defend competitiveness I must tell you that competitiveness does get out of hand. You’ve all seen those movies where someone hijacks their roommate's alarm clock, so that they can get the best position . You’ve all seen what happens when you let the desire to win take over your life, and let jealousy influence competitiveness. Everything can get out of hand. So I believe that
Competition between peers makes people strive to try and be better than their opponents, and can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the competitors and their responses to the competition.
Competition is prevalent in various aspects of life, including sports, school, and jobs. Everyone at some point in their lifetime will have to compete against others in order to achieve a goal or earn a prize. It’s how the world has worked for a long time; it’s survival of the fittest and this minor competition between everyone is how we have continuously gotten smarter, faster, and stronger. Competition is necessary to a certain degree, but how much is too much? It’s definitely not a bad thing, and as long as there’s a healthy amount, it can be beneficial because it fosters self-improvement, and it will push people to go all out and try their absolute best.
Alfie Kohn states that “competition by its very nature is always unhealthy” and has written an essay opposing the concept. There are various examples of competition in the world today, from sports that the world watches on television, to spelling bees children in elementary and middle school participate in. Competition is a part of our daily lives whether we’re aware of it or not; however, it does have its disadvantages that leads me to support Kohn’s opinion.
We as a people are preoccupied with the notion of greatness. Our role models are athletes, actors and actresses, and other figures in the public eye. Many of us often desire to be better off than our current state; to look better, to be in better shape, etc… We compete with each other for jobs, for mates, for grades, for parking spots, and in sporting activities. This competitive nature is a way of life, especially in sporting activities, often learned as a child and built upon throughout adulthood. But where do you draw the line? At what point do the “costs” of winning or being “better” outweigh the benefits? Maybe it’s too much when you start putting your own health in serious jeopardy
Where would you rather live, the United States or Qatar? Easy, United States, but what if you had the choice between the United States or Qatar, but if you chose Qatar you will be given five million dollars and you only had to be there for 3 weeks. Okay, most of you reasonable people would choose Qatar, and I would imagine most of you would do it for the money. FIFA or the International Federation of Associated Football (Soccer) was bribed into making that same decision over the 2022 World Cup (Berlin), which is without a doubt the most watched and visited sporting event in the world, and now it will be witness in one of the smallest and hottest countries in the world. Now this raises the question on how these very prominent issues such as corruption (Berlin), Doping (Drepper), Money Laundering (FBI 24 Years Bribery and Corruption), the Violations of Basic Human Rights
Is American society too competitive? Yes, humanity as people know it is very competitive in all regions of their lives. In high school, one has to be the best to play any sport. If you are a female, the stress to be the ideal depiction and be more attractive than the next girls are implausible. To get into college, it is a contest to be the superlative student to get acknowledged. Most American children are brought up doing activities that teach and train them to be competitive, often times while working in a team situation. Competition is in the principle of profession. To survive in the country, one has to be hostile. Competitiveness lies at the heart of what has driven the country to become the best on Earth at so many things. America’s
While participating in track and cross country I have been faced with competing against some of my best friends, I have had to choose the option of winning over my peers and hurting their feelings in order to move up to a
Competition In Chapter 5 , “ Bling, Bombs, and the Bible”, in the book called Game On: How Pressure to Win at All Costs Endangers Youth Sports, author Tom Farrey claims that children can benefit from participation in sports even though the sports are not highly competitive. To support his argument Farrey uses the examples of Jack Welch, former CEO of GE as well as a description of how the historical background of youth sports evolved in the United States. I believe Farrey’s claim is invalid because competition is a significant part of adult life and therefore, children must learn to cope with highly competitive situations from an early age. Additionally, Farrey seems to focus on non-competitive sports that were prevalent in the past, however,
People accuse me of being competitive, as if this is bad quality. While it is true, in the generic sense of the word, but to me the only competition that matters is my own performance compared to my past performance while on the line with outstanding shooters. Competition energizes me to improve.
Trump nomination has me eating crow. There's a lot of things I can easily point out to that might of cause Hillary chance of winning. But the damn Electrola College is a complete BS. Al Gore lost to President Bush in 2000 with the popular vote, the same way Hillary lost to Trump. Essentially every vote doesn't count. That's completely asinine! Democrats lost the House, Senate, White House and apparently the Supreme Court. Yup! we are in herd of trouble.........
Still, Josiah thought competition was my most common style. On the contrary, Ben and my mom had it as one of my least used methods. My level of competitiveness differs greatly depending on the individual. Those who are competitive themselves are usually the ones I will be the most competitive with. Part of this is because I am only competitive in certain situations, such as when playing sports. For example, I used to play Josiah sometimes in one on one basketball. He being much shorter than me would struggle to compete and would compensate by playing overly aggressive. It would cause a conflict where I would call him out and he would compete against me in an argument. We have been so close our whole lives, and competitiveness with him is very hard to abandon because it was always the norm. For people I have befriended more recently, my competitiveness is often scaled way back. For example, when I play basketball against Ben, he is simply not a good ball player and he would be intimidated if I played competitively against him. So, with Ben I ditched my competitive nature. Additionally, I think I have grown to be good at understanding others and realizing if a competing style will be tolerated by them and to what extent. During my freshman year I had an argument with my roommate Steve about Michael Jordan and LeBron James. We argued for an hour about who was better,
No one is perfect. We disrespect, judge, provoke, and fight with each other which is wrong. We should be able to let people be who they are without the fear of being judged and discriminated against. Competition is a good thing. It makes us want to become better, stronger, smarter, more athletic, more productive and also more innovative. Although competition can get really intense it should be seen as a method of self-development. It should not give you the right to make others feel bad about themselves it should bring us together by trying to achieve the similar goal of being the
When you stop trying to get better, you’re bound to get worse. After winning a few games there is no settling for what has been done, there is always work to be done and improvement to make. Riley states “Players cannot be “game players.” They can’t turn it on and off. They have to always be doing things well and their best to accomplish their best. Being competitive is a great habit, because it guards you from getting too complacent.”
They can learn to get some confidence because confidence is really important in order to perform better. Being an overconfident person is also beneficial, as we won’t get nervous easily and our performances will be better. This kind of person isn’t scared to take some risks as they have trust and confidence in themselves. This kind of person has potential to be a really successful person in the future. I have a friend that is really confident that when he performed for a speech competition at school, he can speak fluently without any hesitation that made him the winner of the competition. We can learn a lot from this kind of person. I learn that correct proportion of something, even the thing we take as something bad, before, can turn into something good. We have to be able to measure how confident we can be while with friends and when the confidence is really needed. Being a competitive person can be advantageous, as this kind of person wants to be the best in everything. As they want to be the best in everything, they will work and study harder than any other people. They will try as hard as they can to be the best. As a result, they will get good marks on test or get an extremely good job in the future. It is beneficial for them. For Example: I know that being a competitive person can be advantageous as I have a friend that is competitive. She is so competitive that in every test, she will study as hard as she can. In every test, she managed to get the best scores