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Is Life a Competition That One Needs to Win?

The writer is a Med-students who is passionate about writing articles that motivate the readers and help them explore their inner self!


People constantly compete and strive to surpass their competitors. They work like machines, not acknowledging the essence of life. They get stressed, and eventually get into several mental health problems. Is life really a competition that one needs to win? We need to have a deeper understanding of life inorder to answer this question.

What makes humans DIFFERENT from other creatures?

All beings on earth share life. From the mighty whale to the minute bacteria, all have life. They live, reproduce and die. What makes humans different from the other creatures is our ability to have a better realisation of both self and the surrounding. This is attributed to certain complex connections in our brain that evolved over time. An animal acts upon the emergence of a mere thought, whereas humans have the ability to analyse the outcome of an action and this makes us superior beings.

Why do some people forget the importance of living a happy life:

This is when ‘comparison’ comes into picture. God has blessed the earth with everything that is required for a happy life. Similarly, every person's life is filled with things one has to be grateful for. A happy family, healthy food and good sleep are THE most important things of life. If one has all these three, then there is every reason for which he need to be grateful to God for. Instead, when we start comparing our lives with others by saying things such as,

why does he have a car and I don't?

why does he live in a bungalow and I don't?

why is he successful and I'm not?

life becomes miserable. comparison makes you dissatisfied with the same life that you once loved. You still have everything that is required but you won't feel happy. Learn to Focus only on your life and wish good for others. This will not just make you happy but will also make you a better human being.


So, is life really a competition?

The answer is NO. However, one needs to constantly aim for self-improvement.

Are you a better person than yesterday?

Are you happy with yourself and the things that you do every day?

Do you listen to good things and speak good words to others?

Were you of help to someone today?

Did you do anything to stay healthy today?

Try saying yes to all these questions above and you will see a difference in your life.

The essence of life:

The very essence of living is doing things that we love. Even the smallest of all things can give you great happiness. Learn to love the people around you, because creating a healthy environment around you with good people and friends is vital for a happy state of mind. The world and time stop for none. So, it is up to us to take a break and embrace the beauty around us, and this will definitely have a positive impact on our mind and soul.

The nature has an incredible power of healing one’s soul. Getting lost in the beauty of nature will help you identify your inner self. And once you know who you truly are, you can work on your strengths and abilities and also try to change your flaws and shortcomings along your journey of becoming a better human being.

So, focus on things that make you happy rather than pressurising yourself by constantly comparing with others. You only live once. So,leave behind your worries, and live a joyful life!

Some famous quotes about Life:

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." -Oprah Winfrey

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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