When most of us think about competition we usually associate it with sports. Actually, competition is integrated into every part of life. It can lead us to do the right thing or the wrong thing. Experiences with competition can vary as we play chess, do math, and engage in debate, among other activities. Competition is such a vital part of your daily life that, truthfully, it may very well be in your genes. This investigation focuses on how being competitive affect people's life in modern society.
A Look Into The Mind of the Competitive
The students at George Washington Carver Engineering and Science High School were the perfect group of people to interview due how diverse the group of people are, that participate in a variety of sports clubs. I interviewed people of all backgrounds and interests and asked the question...
Would you say you're competitive? Interviews with the locals and their responses
Nia Caldwell ~ 12th Grade
What I observed during Nia’s interview is that she associates competition with gaining confidence through the constant struggles that come with any sport.
Jordyn Williamson ~ 10th Grade
Jordyn sees competition as more of a social opportunity. She views competition as something that puts a lot of pressure on her while also allowing her to get more involved in her high school life.
Destinee Whitaker ~ 12th Grade
Destinee experiences competition as a constant motivation to succeed in anything she does whether it be a Calc Competition or a Volleyball game.
What do we know now?
After speaking with a few students and reading a few articles the question that stands is: How does this affect Carver students?
This is really simple. Competition affects the students of Carver because it allows them to express themselves through many different outlets.
This investigation helped shed light on the fact that many people are competitive if they are in any form of a sport or even a club. In the future, it may be beneficial to take a look at someone who isn't a high school student. This would indeed help answer the question in broader society: Why are people competitive?