Nutrition, Ambition, Competition

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We all do it; for money, for reputation, for popularity. Being competitive is completely natural and, in most cases; it is what keeps you going as a person. Sometimes you have those couple of people that completely deny that they are competitive. Why? Oh right, because you definitely don’t care that you did not get an A on that test, or that “the other guy” got a promotion and you didn’t. Whether it is grades, promotions, or sports competition is all around us. As I said before, it is natural to have it. In my opinion, it’s healthy because without competition in our society, people wouldn’t strive to be where they are. Because of competition, people tend to try harder, so that they can say that they are better at something than another person.

Everyone has those one or two activities they do to keep their mind off of something stressful. Most people, I think, would choose some sort of competitive hobby to do. Stress stays in the back of your mind and can keep building up unless you somehow resolve it. Competition, like playing a sport, can help relieve that stress. I know when you hear “sport” you automatically think about being stressed to win. I’m referring to eustress, and according to Teens Health, “Eustress is the good type of stress that stems from the challenge of taking part in something that you enjoy but have to work hard for. Eustress pumps you up, providing a healthy spark for any task you undertake.” Playing a game of soccer or a match of tennis will help you focus on something other than that stressful workload. It helps even more if you win that game or match because that means you were involved in the sport more than anything.

Competition can bring out the bad side of people. You know, yelling, screaming, and swearing at the TV while watching a silly sport like football. That is when people think being…...

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