The Competition!

Run, Run, Run...

You have to learn to fly even if you have no wings.

Look at him, how great he is doing in life!

You have to earn a lot of money.

You have to be a graduate.

You have to marry.

We all have heard about these same things again and again from our childhood, didn't we? If you can't relate, then congratulations, your childhood was probably awesome. I wouldn't say, ours were not but it was filled with toxic competition.

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Things didn't change much. Maybe they took a different form, people set different standards to achieve, different levels to fit in, but the competition is there and will be forever.

And why wouldn't it be? Humen life is a race!

However, I sometimes get to think, "what if things could be a little different?" "What if we would know the fine line between competition and toxic competition?"

Alas, I also don't know much. Knowingly or unknowingly I put myself into this competition or bring other people into it.

Look at you, look at me; we all are playing the same game. If we don't get what we want, we increase our effort, we try to fit in, try to achieve that no matter what. Like even getting votes in Hive. lol

But there's a downside to this, right?

Can you tell me how many nights you went to sleep with peace of mind, having a happy feeling in your soul rather than thinking about all the things you have not achieved?

I wouldn't blame you or me for this. We are part of the system, part of the big game.

But things could really be different. There would be other ways to live our life, a peaceful way. Capitalism took all of this from our life. Now, all we think about is how to be an achiever.

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I wish I could take a break, I could let go of all the materialistic things on my list that I promised myself to achieve. But that's too impossible to even think about. Not because I'm afraid about what society would tag me. But mostly because I don't know any other way to live my life. Do you?

Without doing what you do now, can you choose a whole different life, as a monk maybe? Can it be possible for you? And the thing is, there's no guarantee that you would be out of this competition. Rather maybe you would put yourself in a more competitive world. When I see online motivational speakers or monks, this is what I feel.

You can get out of the game but the game going on your mind is too hard to get rid of. We are always in a race to prove ourselves to ourselves, no? Maybe there's no other way to get ourselves out from this game...

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Hello @rem-steem. You are correct in what you say about capitalism. It's a mindset programmed into our psyche from childhood. I remember all adults around me asking the same question, "what do you want to be when you grow up. Well, in order to do that, you have to do x,y, and z first in order to make as much money as you can."

I told my children to go in whatever direction you want to. Making a lot of money isn't going to do you any good if you're not happy with your life or lifestyle.

Thanks for sharing.

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After becoming a mom myself, I always push myself to think about what difference I can make for my son. It's so hard to take him out of this competitive world. But it's a mindset so I hope we can reduce it. Maybe can't get out of it but can take control.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful words.

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Raised a very beautiful subject. Our current social system is full of toxic competition.We are all engaged in this toxic competition. We will not get rid of this easily.In fact, I myself am a victim of this situation.I still can't sleep at night because I haven't met my goals.

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That's so it. We all have the same condition. But things could be different, we still can make a difference.

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I like listening to Abraham Hicks who says you create your reality. I wholeheartedly believe in the self delusion. 😁😁

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That's great. I'm not sure how much I can but will try that way.

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Very interesting issue raised here, we humans have mostly lived out lives based on competition. Its either we win and the pass the next person or never, most times our parents implanted that competitive spirit in us but like you said if we take a break from all those competitions I think we'll do just fine and also learn to accept whatever it is that comes out way. it's a free world so I think we should all live a free life devoid of toxic competition. !PIZZA

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It's really hard to get these things out from our mind. But our positive intention and understanding can bring some peace for sure.

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That's the reality. We always try to do something better then last day. We have to do something better then others, that's we learn from the childhood. We are living in a wold where the competition is everything 🙂

Great writing apu ❣️ I am inspired by you.

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What I learned is, getting out of it is hard but reducing the compilation inside ourselves is not.
Thanks for reading 😊

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Always in a race .... it is the nature of man sadly. Whether it is against each other, under pressure from family or our culture, or, as you say, in our head

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