365 Writing Prompts: Competition

What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?

As far as I know, I was never competitive. I have seen my siblings and my classmates, how competitive they were. This changed their personality completely, they were not friendly, they were totally consumed by competition, even to such lengths, like their classmates were their enemy.  I felt it was a bit much.

I was interested to do well in school, I didn’t care what my rank in class was. The extra pressure of rank had changed some of my siblings, they stayed away from classmates who were equally good.

I remember, there was a girl in my class, her aim was to secure the highest marks in every subject, this made her a very hateful person, no one liked her, all she talked about was how much better she was than the other students.

So competition was never my aim in life.


8 thoughts on “365 Writing Prompts: Competition

  1. I agree with you about the pressure of ranking. We are all individuals and have our own strong and weak points. Children especially need not be exposed to a rigid viewing of each other and themselves.

    • I was never interested because you end up treating classmates as enemies not friends. There was one classmate she’d literally
      argue with another classmate who scored very high in Mathematics, which helped her to get the first position most of the time.

  2. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. I’m not very competitive, at least, toward other people. I do find myself, though, being competitive with myself, pushing myself to do more and more, even when it’s not wise :-).

    All good wishes,


    • Dear Robert,
      Sometimes I do things like yourself pushing myself to doing
      things that are not wise. I remember I went for a walk with my daughter
      it was quite far and I never walked that far. I was in pain for almost
      two days 🙂

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