Healthy competition is necessary when appropriately applied, in the appropriate setting. But, when it comes to everyday life/living/loving, we've lost focus. We're so worried about what we'll lose instead of what we could possibly gain, that we ruin relationships by withholding encouragement, inclusion, support, or even, a compliment, for fear it may boost the other person ahead of us, or dim our own accomplishments. Sadly, we forget, the way to the top is by helping others up. Or, in reference to blooming flowers-- bloom, and, certainly, be happy, when others bloom, too. The garden is prettiest when all the flowers are in their glory.