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Why is it said that 'Participation is more important than winning' .....Does this mean one should satisfy oneself with mediocrity?

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Asked by sumitha, 06 May '08 11:58 am
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Sorry your interpretation is wrong. This saying says that one has to participate and and go through the race to learn, experience and improve performance. Who knows you could one day emerge as winner. Or if you have other skills you could change ur specailty and participate in other forms of sports that you are fit for.
So that way one gets closer to success.
And how can one win without participation. Ofcourse this saying has nothing to do with encouraging mediocrity. It says that only by participation you know where you are - and if you are mediocre you need to sharpen ur skills. Or you need to find another sport/race where your skills can be capitalized.
Answered by NASAman, 06 May '08 01:46 pm

 
  
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My take on this

"the first runner up is just a euphemism for first amongst the losers."

Answered by EmM, 08 May '08 05:26 pm

 
  
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Sumitha jee

Participation, I think, or one of the best methods of educating.....Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.......

with regard
rajkisna
Answered by raj kisna, 06 May '08 03:29 pm

 
  
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This is a consolation to keep the spirits up. That's all, otherwise, winning is winning and losing is losing.
Answered by manish varma, 07 May '08 06:31 pm

 
  
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U r getting it wrong.
Taking part in any such venture shows your ability and love for that entity irrespective of whether u win or lose. Participation satisfies one mind that yes I was part of that game
Answered by Ashok Kelekar, 06 May '08 12:07 pm

 
  
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When we are in a crowd & there is a ladder of success in the middle...once we reach near the ladder ,step wise, we will get the success.It is difficult to reach near the ladder out of the crowd.
So,the participation is like reaching near the ladder which needs lot of courage & winning will come in the process.
Answered by $UBHA$H, 06 May '08 12:06 pm

 
  
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I always involve myself in organising functions and the joy I get, getting there is much more than the function itself. The gamut of activity that involves participating in any event similarly is quite enjoyable and winning is just a part of it but not the be all of that activity.
Answered by gem mina, 06 May '08 12:06 pm

 
  
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Because participation is very imp in any competation. whether he gothrough or lost it will appear in second picture. the way he done in participation is very imp when he lost & from there he can prepare well for future competition thats why people will say always participation is important.
Answered by Prakash Thirumalaiah, 06 May '08 12:06 pm

 
  
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Look - everyone can not be winner ( and looser also). Participation does not mean you remain satisfied by just participating. You participate to make the event that event.
Answered by Lucky, 06 May '08 12:01 pm

 
  
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No. It only means every body can not win, so if u do not win don't get dishartened. Participation is important.

Yes the above reply to competitive events only. In life every body needs to Win!
Answered by Tushar Kher, 06 May '08 12:00 pm

 
  
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