elephant in the room

what if we have our obsession with

competition – all wrong..?

above link to wikipedia – cited below:

Competition in biology, ecology, and sociology, is a contest between organisms, animals, individuals, groups, etc., forterritory, a niche, or a location of resources, for resources and goods, for prestige, recognition, awards, mates, or group or social status, for leadership;

it is the opposite of cooperation. 

It arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared or which is desired individually but not in sharing and cooperation. Competition occursnaturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans compete usually for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and fame.

Competition is also a major tenet in market economy 

and business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers, and also competition inside a company is usually stimulated for meeting and reaching higher quality of services or products that the company produce or develop.


what if a market economy is not what matters most..?

what about earning a living?

what about employability?

and what about that raised eyebrow – keeping us from us via fear and shame (for not blindly accepting competition/market economy…?

perhaps we realize our pluralistic ignorance and instead create a new (small) definition/actualization of economy.


we rarely talk about equity, betterment, education, … without throwing in … how well we compete.. how well we did on the test.

what if we have that all wrong…?

what if we stop caring about competing..?


nonrivalrous ness via Jordan Greenhall