The Importance of Winning Essay
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The Importance of Winning
There is an old saying “ It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” How true is this? Can this be applied to all situations in life? This may be pertinent to children in schools who participate in trivial events such as sports, for example. However, with these types of ideas we are saying that losing is fine. Consequently, youths are goaded to contend with the ideas of being losers and also-rans. In events such as sports, politics, and even war, the old saying should be paraphrased to “It does matter if you win or lose and how you win.”
Winning or losing can be a matter of life and death. Today’s professional sports players are so responsible for the team that they know they have…show more content…
On the other hand, the winners are always the ones who get all the positive fame, cash prizes, love from the public, opening all the doors for their careers, and, most important, they get to keep their lives. In the arena of politics, the concepts of winning and losing consider other factors than pageantry or political representation. Winning is just as important to the politician and his party as the sport player and fans. Every time there is an election, we see a vivid example of the importance of winning. This year’s presidential elections in France were of great importance not only to French citizens but also to Europe. The two candidates, Jean-Marie Le Pen and Jacques Chirac, had two different plans and ideas for the future of France. Le Pen was a extreme right-wing nationalist who wanted to stop France from being part of the European Union and also expel all immigration from France. Chirac was a conservative who totally opposed Le Pen’s ideas. Fortunately, Chirac won the elections and the future of France was saved. Politicians cannot afford the idea of losing. They have to use the entire legal means available to win, and have a positive mentality that they are going to win, so their self-esteem can be maintained. For politics, the second place is the first place for losers.
Moreover, the importance of winning and losing can be exemplified through the panoramic field of war. A general knows he cannot afford to lose a battle. Losing a
IF I WIN A LOTTERY
“If wishes were horses beggars would ride.” Winning a lottery is just a fancy seldom realized. I just wonder millions of people purchase lottery tickets. Only one gets the first prize. Thus it is a hope against hope. Still my eyes are on Kerala lottery which promises Rs. 9 lakhs as the first prize. My schemes are such that the first prize of one lakhs won’t serve my purpose.
I have a complex in my mind that I was not able to join a Convent School. Some of my friends who study in these schools look down upon me. I know that their only achievement is that they can speak English fluently. In other subjects their standard is quite low. I have a fancy to have an English medium non-convent school. My father tells me it requires near about Rs. 20 lakhs to start a good school. That is why I have an eye on Kerala lottery. With the money that I will have I will establish a trust. The trust will start such an institution.
I will not keep even a single penny with me. Money attracts money. The trust will raise more funds. I will approach people with patriotic leanings who would contribute for the cause. Students in Convent schools are brought up under the sway of European culture. They forget Indian culture and traditions. Sometimes they hate our traditions. In our school the only European thing would be the English language as medium. The students will be taught to respect the culture and traditions of our country.
There is a craze for English among the people these days. This institution will satisfy this craze of the people. It is of course a challenge for anyone to compete with Convent schools. They enjoy many facilities in India as they are being run by a minority community. I have a group of friends who are ready to face the challenge. Let us hope that we may win some more lotteries so that we may expand our plans and show better performance than the convent institutions.