So, does it require competition to understand oneself?
Must I compete with you in order to understand myself?
And why this worship of success?
The man who is uncreative, who has nothing in himself,
it is he who is always reaching out, hoping to gain,
hoping to become something, and as most of us are inwardly poor,
inwardly poverty-stricken, we compete in order to become outwardly rich.
The outward show of comfort, of position, of authority,
of power, dazzles us because that is what we want.