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Losing to Gain

I do not like to lose. From an early age, I have been competitive. Whether it is a board game or athletic competition my goal is always to win. Sometimes I will join in some sort of game and someone will declare that we are just playing for fun and that there is no need to keep score. I am always appalled at that. What is the point of a game if the purpose is not to determine a winner? I suppose there were a few times when my sons were especially young that I let them win. That was rare and only because I wanted them to feel good about themselves. Even then, I did not like losing. We do not kn...


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