Add competition to my list of long established allergies. It’s related to my allergy or my apathy to organized sports,my opposition to the nasty, brutish and short nature of reality and my contact with the most obnoxious of competitors-lawyers. I’m a believer in evolution but not social Darwinism.
Reading a book on the relationship between Matisse and Picasso made me reconsider my bad attitude toward competition. Sure they competed with each other to be the greatest artist in the classic sense of competition as “I’m going to whip your ass.”. But they were also influenced by each other’s work. Their competition was a dialogue between two equals. Competition as communication Not such a bad thing after all. Who will be my competitor?

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