Isn’t “progress” supposed to work the other way?
This is what we get for two decades of “participation” trophies. “Younger Athletes Are Racing With Less Concern About Time”
The Hipster Olympics are coming to pass!
Really, when we lose our sense of wanting to excel, we lose both the joy and quality of life. It’s not necessarily about beating someone else so much as pushing yourself as much as possible. But then again, it’s cool not to care about such things, right? Once we are all in the same pile, we will truly be equal. And that is where the obsession on “equality” results in its own demise. The only place we are all equal, as Ecclesiastes 3:20 notes, is in the grave.
While we live, we should challenge ourselves.