Competition is an indispensable part of life on our planet, where only the strongest can survive. This is the law which outlined the whole idea of Darwin’s evolution theory and the main principle of business practices. Competition is the basis for any sport, job interviews and college admission procedures. But is it good or bad?
On the one hand, competition is definitely the development impulse. It determines the life of any human being, as even the fetation is the result of the strongest sperm cell reaching the ovum. It is the main driving force in business and economics, which makes enterprises work hard, struggling for better profits. It is the stimulus for many students to study and get more chances to win a university scholarship and sportsmen to train hard, as it is the competition which makes the sporting events so enjoyable both for the participants and the viewers.
However, the influence of the competition is not always positive. First if all, in order to compete, a person must always have a rival, which means that it is impossible to identify your own value being alone. It is certainly not true, because any individual has a unique personality and thus unique value. Secondly, competition sometimes destroys the real enjoyment of the activity and makes it less creative: if you are only concentrated on the idea of being the first, you can hardly enjoy the process of doing something, as you are too worried about the result.
In my opinion, competition is ambiguous, yet inevitable principle of our life. It is useful in many aspects. However, when it becomes the only moral rule of life, the society can face numerous problems, starting with the depreciating of the human soul and finishing with the low cultural level.