Competition LO18189

Winfried Dressler (
Mon, 25 May 1998 09:26:59 +0100

Replying to LO18162 --

Roxanne writes:

>I would use the term options or alternatives to describe what you mean,
>Winfried. And I agree fully with you that choices among products or ideas
>or perspectives are very important to our quality of life and to a free

Thank you, Roxanne, I feel well understood. Now let me see, whether I
understand your concern regarding competition right:

Competition in your sense is the attitude to identify real, living persons
with one side of an alternative. This makes that choosing among
alternatives is equal to choosing among people, thus creating winners and

Here I agree fully with you that this reduction of people to a specific
position is destructive. It does not allow for becoming and impairs
openness. It also makes impossible fruitful connections, the base of any

The best example of this destruction is war, where people are reduced to
soldiers of one or the other nation, interest, ideology...

Although I have to admit, that this type of competition is widely spread
in the real world including business, I am not aware, that the idea of
competition is supported in this manner here on the list.

Liebe Gruesse,


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