I rejoice in growth most when it's not tainted by competition. That's probably why I've always been drawn to art and poetry. It's not as clean and easy to put them in boxes of good or bad, better or worse. So I've surrounded myself with them, my entire life, in an attempt to slow down in a world that can reward moving towards your goals at the greatest velocity.
At all the ages I've been until now, I've noticed my peers being driven by or struggling with competition. It makes me wonder. Does the goal post ever stop moving in the constant journey of improvement? Can it be fixed in place for a few seconds so we can celebrate or just catch our breath?