Re: Why do we compete?
I'm glad this has been broached; I was getting ready to instigate some ideas on this over the next few days.
In a tag to the NBA All-Star Game last night, Chris Rock pointed out that competition in sports gives many cultures an affirmative resolution - someone wins, someone loses (with the interesting exception of futbol, and at some levels, hockey; this could provide some discussion all by itself). This provides a satisfaction missing from most people's lives.
Of course, it also has a polarizing, my city/country/province is better than yours, effect, which, I believe, is counter to what the world actually needs to resolve its real problems. Of course, isn't that, in part, why we are in this wonderful, thoughtful forum in the first place?
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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