Competition has existed as long as mankind has existed. Even the
earliest human beings who hunted, gathered, planted and harvested were
involved in a sort of unwitting competition. The shepherd who sought out
the best patch of grass, the hunter who was willing to go to the
furthest field, the farmer who took the most meticulous care of his
crops, the merchant who searched for and sold the most quality wares
were in a kind of competition for the best grazing, the fattest game,
the best arable acreage, the finest products.
Life without competition is life without progress; a static society
where the cream does not rise to the top because there would be no goals
and no desire to march to the different drum beat and take something
farther than it's ever been taken before.
Allowing the education system to indoctrinate students with the
travesty that life is not fair and that those who have the ability to
excel have no more right to the fruits of their labor than the ones who
sit on the sidelines and depend on government subsidies and blame their
problems on someone more prosperous who refuses to pay their "fair
share." After all, they didn't really build that business, the
Life isn't fair, but it's unfair to everybody, not just the ones who
choose to mope around and whine, it's unfair to the ones who pour
themselves and their energies into making something out of themselves.
When you can blame all your troubles on someone else, it justifies
laziness, sloth and irresponsibility.