I Hate Competition

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 206 People

    Competing With A Friend

    it gives me this uneasy feeling inside. I usually like to be left alone, so I can't stand it when this one friend always tries to compete with me. The worst of it is that she does it silently with me so none of my other friends notice and I am a very intuitive person. I can feel...
    Luv2havfun Luv2havfun
    16-17, F
    Jul 28, 2012

    Can Everyone Calm Down...

    Ok, so I will begin with I am quite a mess, various out of control problems and relating to anxiety/depression and more generally pertaining to my world view. But reading many of these sub-posts, it seems I'm quite hinged; or at least aware of the depths of my own depravity to...
    Raftaman Raftaman
    22-25, M
    Nov 27, 2013

    I Hate Competition

    Not because I cannot compete - I do pretty fine myself. I don't even hate competition - I hate nothing. I simply find all competitions absolutely unneeded.  All those "competitions" are much ruining the lives, minds, souls and good normal psychological...
    Thought1 Thought1
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    I don't like the fact tht ppl do competition

    with others in everything from the studies to house things n actually 1 of my childhood frnd with whom I was always there in childhood thou after we r young we part ways lol we Dnt talk much just hi how are you? Thts all .. When I was in my last year of school 10th grade which...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 3, 2014

    Real Life Competition

    I hate real life competition. When I say "real life competition," I mean that as opposed to just competition in the spirit of fun.  I enjoy fun competition, granted I have a chance to win.  I enjoy a nice game of poker with my dad or a game of Mario Kart with my nephew, and I...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Jun 26, 2012

    I'M Lacking Empathy From The News Media Just Finding Topics To Whine About Boston April 2013

    The News from Boston, MA (?) in the News April Monday 15, 2013.The News picks what is the ignorance of others lately. If we have problems, I don't understand why it is spent on Competitions (?) I hate them really.Then what do I find that will wake up America from their Ignorance...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Apr 16, 2013

    I'm generally not a competitive person!

    When it comes to real life issues like who has more material goods, is prettier, smatter, better and things like that I generally don't engage. But at the same time, if I feel that someone has something that I want and I start to feel envy for what they have, I may put more...
    lagatta lagatta
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    I find it hugely demotivating,

    probably because it's such a friggin' waste of time. why do we encourage people to tear each other down? this only weakens our pool of human resources at last.
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46
    Sep 18, 2014

    Why does everything need to be a competition?

    Why does everyone feel the need to rub things in our face? We finally having a working car. It's nice, used, but in good condition. It has a sunroof even! A first for me. I showed my mom. We've been asking her for rides for a long while now. The very next days parents show up...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    Competition Surfers

    Many years ago now i watched a film,although fairly cheesey,had a real message and a prefound effect on my life.The film was about following your dreams and the real soul of surfing.At this point in my life i hadnt even surfed but i new that this was for me and felt instantly...
    petitloiseau petitloiseau
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2011

    Competitive Friends

     I can not stand when friendships turn into a competition. This really only happens with one of my friends in particular, and yes, of course it's another girl.  I think the reason it gets to me so much is because I honestly have no other girl friends who do this.  ...
    zweetbea zweetbea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Yes Whenever There Is An El...

    Yes whenever there is an element of competition in an activity, I usually shy away and just play half heartedly. I dont really understand why people want to compete all the time. I suppose it is human nature (survival of the fittest). I wonder how I have managed to suppress this...
    m8gnolia m8gnolia
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2008

    A flower does not think of competing other

    flowers around it. It just blooms.
    fajardonickole fajardonickole
    16-17, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    Competition. I have to say I find it

    rather unnecessary and unpleasant to take part in. Sure it can have a distinct purpose but more often than not it brings out the worst in people; the greed, selfishness, desperation etc. Competition feeds off of those things. I think we as a society are much too obsessed with...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack
    31-35, M
    Nov 23, 2014

    Since Forever

    I have never been a fan of competition.  It just seems meaningless to me - "We're better than you because of this one tiny thing we did better than you this one time" - so mean.  I'm the kind of person who, when watching a sports game, will cheer for the...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 23, 2008

    Why Does Everything Has to Be a Competition?

    I hate the stress and all that goes hand in hand with competition. It's just discriminating the losers and overrating the winners.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2007

    honestly just can't stand it.

    I put as much effort into life as I intend to and I'm content enough with it. Why bother competing against people who "do better" than you when all they probably care about is their own unrealistic expectations.
    Tirekyll Tirekyll
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    Healthy Competition Is A Contradiction In Terms.

    Please don't compete with yourself. What the * does that mean anyway, "I compete with myself". Yeah, take that yesterday-self. You suck! In your past-tense FACE! It ALL ABOUT the now self ah yeah. In fact my only regret is that I ever once HAVE BEEN you yesterday-self. Really...
    ReindeerGames ReindeerGames
    41-45, M
    Aug 19, 2013

    Not Again

    I met a really great girl, we became good friends. She seemed level headed, stable, kind, smart, interested. Had her career sorted. Then things changed, she wanted to do things I was doing, she began complaining about not having a boyfriend, as I had one, but also being negative...
    ithappenedtome2 ithappenedtome2
    Aug 8, 2013
More Stories