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Sunday, 24 March 2013

WordPress Daily Prompt: Competition

What activity, task or game most brings out your competitive streak?



Ferdinand and Ronaldo with the cup


UEFA Cup final Manchester United v Chelsea 2008 – Photo taken on my television so poor quality.

The footballers in the photo were happy. They beat the opponents and won the cup. Their competitive spirit was necessary, after all they were fighting for their team, so good luck to them. And for the fans reading this, yes it is the wonderful good looking Rinaldo on the right in the picture, he did not really have to compete, he was just born with good looks and a nifty foot at soccer (although he is not my type).

Well this is probably going to be short and sweet, because I do not have a competitive streak or bone in my body. I can support other teams or sportsmen, they enjoy it and deserve to win after investing all they can in a sports occasion, but me, no. I am not very sporty (although I played a good game of land hockey in school – just because it was the nearest to football I could play), but I do not attempt to be the best in anything I do privately.

I like to enjoy my pasttimes an not try to beat everyone else in what I am doing. I used to play games in Facebook, but not as a competition, just to see how far I could go. Eventually I realised the stupidity of wasting my time on useless make believe games so I stopped. There is so much to discover and enjoy in the world.

I enjoy photography, writing, and like to read, but never wanting to be the best. I like Tai Chi, nice and slow, but not competing with anyone.

So competitors amonst us, I wish you the best of luck with your competitions and will clap my hands for you, but don’t bother to clap them for me, sorry – but no interest.

1 comment:

  1. I am the complete opposite to you, Pat. I have a very competitive side when it comes to sports. I have taken part competitively in Table-Tennis, Badminton, Archery and Pool.

    When it comes to online things, like the Picture Perfect competitions, I like to take part, but I don't feel as competitive as if I was taking part in a sports event, although it is nice to do well, of course.

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