Eliminate the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian, the high school proposed. "We'll recognize all good grades equally and have an essay contest to pick a speaker. This should 'promote less competition and more collaboration,'" the speaker continued. My friend asked an opinion and I gave her one.
Life is competition, all the way up the chain. Sacrificing this truth on the altar of popular opinion and political correctness and you deny nature.
T-cells tackle a virus. Crabgrass competes with Kentucky bluegrass. Bull elk joust for mates during the rut. Siblings rival and a toddler resents his mother’s breast being given over to a new infant sister. Young men flex their biceps to win the favor of a girl. Darkness encroaches on light. Good battles evil. Competition permeates it all.