aspects of competition

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aspects of competition by Mind Map: aspects of competition

1. logical definitions

1.1. "2 or more parties striving for a goal which cannot be shared"

1.2. 2+ parties

1.3. 1 goal

1.3.1. ownership by 1 party

1.3.1.1. (zero sum)

1.4. winner

1.4.1. party attaining goal

1.5. loser(s)

1.5.1. part(ies) not attaining goal

1.6. fitness

1.6.1. ability to reach goal

2. cultural aspects

2.1. obtain sole use/ownership of a resource

2.2. obtain ranking

2.2.1. at specific event & time

3. cultural examples

3.1. sport

3.2. business

3.3. war

4. how to win

4.1. be lucky

4.2. be fitter than other parties

4.2.1. increase your fitness

4.2.2. decrease others' fitness

5. positive 'competition'

5.1. increase your/others' fitness

5.2. "be the best we can be"

5.3. non-zero-sum game

5.4. 'leapfrogging' style rivalry

5.5. 'good sport'

5.6. egoless

5.7. spread information

5.8. cooperative

5.9. "maximise overall outcome"

5.10. "whoever wins, let's rematch"

5.11. iterative (many zero-sums leads to non-zero sum)

5.12. not necessarily 'competitive' at all

6. negative competion

6.1. decrease others' fitness

6.2. "be able to win"

6.3. zero-sum game

6.4. 'domination' style rivalry

6.5. 'bad sport'

6.6. ego

6.7. hide information

6.8. antagonistic

6.9. "maximise outcome for myself"

6.10. "I won, you lost, no rematch required"

6.11. non-iterative (final) (zero-sum overall)

6.12. necessarily 'competitive'

7. conclusion

7.1. overall, life is not necessarily a zero-sum game

7.2. but zero-sum games can sometimes be a useful part of development

7.3. competition should not be the final metaphor for life, only an optional part of it