Life Without Competition Is Life Without Progress

April 10, 2014 - 4:16 PM

Competition has existed as long as mankind has existed. Even the earliest human beings who hunted, gathered, planted and harvested were involved in a sort of unwitting competition. The shepherd who sought out the best patch of grass, the hunter who was willing to go to the furthest field, the farmer who took the most meticulous care of his crops, the merchant who searched for and sold the most quality wares were in a kind of competition for the best grazing, the fattest game, the best arable acreage, the finest products.

Life without competition is life without progress; a static society where the cream does not rise to the top because there would be no goals and no desire to march to the different drum beat and take something farther than it's ever been taken before.

Allowing the education system to indoctrinate students with the travesty that life is not fair and that those who have the ability to excel have no more right to the fruits of their labor than the ones who sit on the sidelines and depend on government subsidies and blame their problems on someone more prosperous who refuses to pay their "fair share." After all, they didn't really build that business, the government helped.

Life isn't fair, but it's unfair to everybody, not just the ones who choose to mope around and whine, it's unfair to the ones who pour themselves and their energies into making something out of themselves. When you can blame all your troubles on someone else, it justifies laziness, sloth and irresponsibility.

This national malaise is a bonanza for self-serving politicians who are willing to rob the public coffers to keep themselves in office. This has been going on for decades, both parties are guilty and they have done, and are continuing to do, a grave and dangerous injustice to the people they are supposed to be representing, when in truth, the only people they are representing are themselves?

When Al Sharpton pitches one of his hissy fits and struts in front of the television camera to castigate somebody for bringing attention to entitlement recipients who never look for a job and sit around all day watching drivel on television, does it make it any less true?

It is simply impossible for one half of a nation to carry the other half from cradle to grave and subsidize a government that spends it's tax dollars faster than they can be paid in to the treasury.

It's a concept that has ruined every nation it's been implemented in. There are simply too few worker bees and too many drones.

The desire to compete, to excel, to accomplish the extraordinary, to run in front of the crowd and accept the responsibility for yourself and those you bring into this world. Just look at the slugs who father children, never intending to support them, leaving society with the bill for their upbringing and sentencing them to a substandard life of deprivation in an environment of indifference, so many times to turn out just like their worthless fathers, never realizing what could have been.

Children soon learn that there are those who can run faster, draw better, those who will make the team and those who will try with all their hearts and not make it whose talents lie in another direction and the sooner they find out which direction they should be headed in, the better off they are and the more likely they are to succeed.

One size does not fit all and the naked truth is that those who try harder make the cut, those who slack don't, nor should they.

The only people who owe you anything are your parents, and then only until you reach the age you're capable of taking care of yourself.

If you're content at the bottom of the food chain you'll find plenty of company to sit around and whine with you blaming all their problems on the system and the fat cats. But the truth of the matter is the system will always be flawed and there will always be fat cats.

But if you want a better job, a better life, prepare yourself and go for it.

It's called competing.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels