Life is Competition
All resources are scarce, save (perhaps) for the air we breathe -- though there are those who would say that even air is scarce. Competition teaches kids how to work for results. In life there are winners and losers, and both cases can become generational. In a free society, we are expected (and it is our responsibility) to provide for ourselves. Given that resources are scarce, and given that we are free to rise or fall on our own, it is imperative that kids learn how to compete. Lest they learn to be losers.