Competition is something that has been ingrained into our culture and us from an early age. It's nothing new. In the past, tribes competed for land and power. We compete in school for many things from the academic to the physical. We revel in the failures of others, because it means that we've reached a higher level. And we continue to do this into adulthood. We get "raises" and "promotions" to show who's boss in the office. Not everyone gets a raise, we know this, as that would defeat the purpose. There are 2 moments in our lives when we let go of this concept. During our early childhood, in which competition has no place and meaning, and during our late years, again, when it has no place and meaning.