Competition is bad for kids.
A growing concern in Japanese society nowadays is whether or not competition is bad for children. I disagree. Competition sometimes causes a good result. I’d like to explain this stance with two reasons.
First of all, competition can be a good trigger for children’s motivation.
Not only in sports but also in study, no children don’t want to be defeated by others, in other words, they want to be a second to none. This fact is uncontrollable human instinct.
Secondly, competition is a key engine for advancing capitalism. As long as we live in free society, competition can’t be helped. For example, instilling competitive minds during our childhood will make the better county economically in the future. In this global world, every country wants to win over other countries in economy.
I’d like to emphasize again, a good trigger for children’s motivation and a key engine for economy, I disagree that competition is bad for kids.