How would we know where we stand or how much we have learnt unless we compete? Competition is necessary to test our knowledge, our skills. The world is not a cocoon, quite the contrary; it is like the rough sea and everyone who is better than us is a predator. Competition builds character and it prepares us for the world outside. In life, you cannot be a winner every time and it is better to learn that at an early age.
Competition teaches you humility and grace. Competition teaches you that all days are not the same. Some days you will get glory and some days it will be your turn to bite the dust. Healthy competition is about competing and not so much about winning or losing. Winning and losing are results of it but one must never forget the important thing is to compete. Competition pits you against stronger players and you have the chance to learn something new. Sometimes you could be the person teaching someone something new. Healthy competition is that competition where the competitors are there just to test their skills against each other.
Healthy competition leads to children learning to respect each other’s talents and strong points. It makes the children want to perform better.