[extropy-chat] All hail Will Wilkinson
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 13:16:32 UTC 2006
On 1/4/06, Giu1i0 Pri5c0 <pgptag at gmail.com> wrote:
> In high school we had farting contests like all kids. We also did a
> lot of sport, and of course the best football player won status. Why
> not? I liked it and later I have always enjoyed competition in sport,
> work and other things.
> I think Wilkinson's piece is good, and nobody wants to ban games where
> you can win status. But I think our civilization can now outgrow the
> primitive need to link ability to survive to status. I would say,
> first make sure that everyone can eat and feed his family, then
> "encourage a decentralized entrepreneurial culture where status
> domains without number may bloom". Football is much more enjoyable if
> you do not fear starving if your team loses the game.
That just moves the competition up a notch, and back into the arena of
It's just that some survive better than others.
In general, I try to avoid competing because I am extremely competitive, and
it's a pain to be driven to win all the time.
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