In this day and age, I find more and more people succumbing to the competitive spirit and the idea that they must get ahead to be worthwhile in society. They do this at any price, even other people’s future. They don’t care as long as they get what they think is coming to them.
The point is this is wrong. We are going backwards not forwards in the way we relate to other people. A civilized and progressive society would not behave this way. People think of survival of the fittest, winning is best, and how bad that their competition is.
I find that the opposite should be happening. We should be praising what people can do for others, society, and so forth. Instead we seem to almost worship those who take care of only themselves for the most part and live up to our standards of being good. This leaves so many other people back in the dust it’s a wonder any of the rest of us survive.
Let’s face it, society needs to be reminded that all people are human beings with feelings, good and bad days, and weakness and strong points. Not everyone can do everything the same way. There always people who are going to be different and society needs to learn to tolerate them, not force them to be like everyone else. There are always going to be people with mental breakdowns due to stress and that is not a time to make fun of them but find a way to make them feel better. Where I live, I see most of the time the society of me first at work instead of let’s see what good we can do to help others.
I’m not talking about the pretend teamwork at jobs, where they force all employees to fit the same mold. That’s just so no one has to either be paid more, not be able to shine at what they do so they don’t have to care about anyone’s superior abilities, or an excuse to make everyone be at the same level. Some companies use this to their advantage to pick out people who agree with everything no matter what–which is the cause of some businesses failing–but it’s the temporary selfishness of praise for the egos pf the leaders that makes them pick them out. Extremely obedient people rarely think for themselves or come up with better ways to do things. besides that, they are limiting the talent areas of the employees which could make the business run better–like if someone was talented at making artistic displays but is forced to cashier or someone is really good at accounting but they make them be the receptionist because they feel like–this is not better. It may put people in the same boat of what they think is fair, but
is unfair to the employee’s skills and the company’s future.
I believe maybe it’s fun to compete but so many people are poor winners. They like to be praised and congratulate themselves, but never stop to think about the other person. Was the competition for money? Maybe the person who lost needed it badly and feels awful that he/she can’t pay for something. The person likely needs help and the support emotionally of others. Was it a competition for a job and did everyone compete fairly or back stab their way ahead? Was it simply a challenge and the poor sport made fun of the loser? All of these issues require a little sensitivity and I find society for the most part doesn’t care.
Oh people will give their excuses for everything. “Learn to take care of yourself.” “It’s my money and I earned it.” “You are poor because you are lazy.” “You make too many bad decisions.” These are but some of the excuses people give because they care so much about themselves and so little about others. Giving to others should make one feel good about themselves not make them worry where their money for their next yacht or expensive car will come from. And even if a person isn’t blessed with much money, giving your time to help others in what way they need help is a wonderful way of helping them. Helping them find a job, giving them comfort, and anything that could be thought of is a great way to start. People really need to know that others care, period.
Just remember, no one is completely worthless, no matter what their situation. Sometimes it takes others to believe in them and help them to be what they need to be. I recommend taking a chance on helping others–I believe there is no better gift that can be given.