On Ruthless Competition: When I harm you, I harm myself

Attempting to maintain the system I know as “me” through ruthless competition with the system I know as “you” is a grave mistake: it could damage the integrity of the embracing whole that frames both your life and mine. I cannot preserve my own life and wholeness by damaging that whole, even if damaging a part of it seems to bring me short-term advantage. When I harm you, or anyone else around me, I harm myself.

 

From A DECLARATION OF ONENESS CONSCIOUSNESS Sixteen Points drafted by Ervin Laszlo

Barney on LnkedIn linked to this post on SOUL NEEDS: life-journey moments. Of course, I think about … football. These guys (below) are not ruthless in their competition. They exemplify what is good about sports as recreation. -gw

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