Is this really a competition you want to win?

March 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm (Local, Rage, random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

“Ugh, I can’t believe she thought she was sicker than me. I am obviously the sick one.”

you threw up for 2 hours? Well I threw up for 9

…Is what I had to listen to on the 501 streetcar the other morning (my ipod was dead), and it isn’t the first time. I can understand that many people are competitive by nature, but it’s usually about achievements, contests, and personal goals, whatever. The part that makes me wonder about our sanity, is that natural human instinct to get competitive about anything and everything, even things we wouldn’t want at all.

Let’s take winter ailments for example. If one has a cough, the other has a cough and a sore throat, then wait, a third party jumps in with a cough, sore throat, and fever. Back to an update on patient #1, now both their legs are broken, on top of the cold. This just in, patient #2’s cough and dry throat are still lingering, legs broken, and oh my god, they’ve just burst into flames! Congrats to patient #2, taking the win with spontaneous combustion.

There can’t really be a desire to be more physically weak, or ill, than another person, can there? Technically wouldn’t this mean you’re in fact, the one losing? Then why do people still feel the need to outdo one another in these categories? I guess it’s not always about being the best or the healthiest, it seems to be just being more EXTREEMME, whether that’s a positive or a negative. It’s the need to “beat” somebody else at what they’re doing or even what their current ailment is.

So let’s calm down, shut the eff up, take our vitamins and always make sure the music device is fully charged before leaving the house.

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2 Comments

  1. deanjbaker said,

    good to see this – thanks

    • katebowenpowwow said,

      thanks for commenting!

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