The Falsehood of Competition – Lo Falso de la Competencia

I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now and I’d like to share my favorite blog post so far. Hope you like it as much as I do!

Ya tengo un año y medio con mi blog y me gustaría compartir con ustedes mi entrada favorita. ¡Espero les guste!

Elizabeth Cárdenas - Writer/Escritora

The Falsehood of Competition

After reading Life’s Operating Manual, I started to think more and more about competition and cooperation. In his book, Tom Shayac writes, “Contrary to what we believe, cooperation not competition is the ruling order of nature.” He clarifies this by saying that nature, such as a “redwood tree”, doesn’t take more water than it needs. And if something in nature takes more, then it is killed off. Take, for example, the kudzu vine that “overtakes everything in its path.” However, with time it leads “to its own demise.” How? “By elimintating biodiversity, an essential condition for life.” There is a beautiful balance we find in nature.

Now, let’s take this viewpoint and apply it to humans and to society. 

How do we fare? From where I see- we are in a disarray.You think of things like war (them vs. us), poverty (rich and poor), education (the…

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