Sunday, September 25, 2011

Most Valuable Player

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.