Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. —Vince Lombardi
If you want to find Truth you must rid yourself of the desire for victory. —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Rebbe Nachman teaches that the urge to be victorious is a trait that cannot co-exist with truth. He says that a person who yearns to understand and experience truth, must discard her desire for winning.
But competition is what drives this world (and the economy, nations, and many individuals.) Besting others, at sport, politics or war, seems to be what this grand race called life is all about. Isn’t it?