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.
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