From television shows such as “The Voice,” to the “Miss America Pageant,” “The Bachelor,” to “Survivor” and more, the art of competition has long been a form of entertainment. Fresh off the heels of the National Football League’s Super Bowl and the entertainment industry’s Grammy Awards, it is easy to see how much Americans love to compete, and even more, to win. Some are motivated by it and others are not. However, its approval rating in the American culture is unmatched by any other industrialized country on earth.
Since the pleasure of winning is short-lived, competing can be highly addictive. Immediately after winning, it is usually followed by the drive to win again. While some argue that “healthy” competition is a great character building tool, others disagree. Rather than building character, some say it ruins relationships, sabotages self-esteem, and distorts recreation by turning the playing field into a battlefield.
Despite the pros and cons of competing whether, in business or personal aspects, history reveals that it is deeply engrained into the fabric of the world. There are many different types of rivalries held across the globe. Here are 12 of the most … Click HERE to continue reading