Kai Demandante Posted 15 days ago What is behind competition? Does competition influence the behavior of people in a negative way? I think the drive behind competition is the want to do well and separate yourself from others. We all want to succeed, but our measures of success vary. I think competition allows some people a clear goal. Win or lose. Work hard and you can 'win', work not so hard and you can 'lose'. Our definitions of winning and losing vary as well. But to sum up, what is "behind" competition is the want to do well and be acknowledged for your efforts. I think competition is fine, but sometimes is taken too far for some people. You should not want to 'win' to such an extent that your actions do more harm than good. In regards to the Olympics, I personally think (and have expressed in a blog post) they should be watched not as people competing for different countries, but people competing for the love of the game.