Winning Essay, Research Paper
Winning has become one of the most important thing in American?s lives. Either it?s
winning a little league game to beating the odds in Vegas, everybody wants to be a
winner. But the real question is why is American obsessed with winning? Why, is losing
so frowned upon? Why can you play so well but if you lose you?re performance is not
Many people have different reasons for why Americans are addicted to winning?
But I believe that I have found the ultimate answer. Every American wants to be a winner
because winner?s are remembered. Every American wants to always be remembered in
everybody?s eye and by winning you usually are remember. Losers are very often
forgotten, for example: Who played in the 1993 NBA Finals? Well I can tell you that the
Chicago Bulls won it, but no idea who lost. There opponent who was determined after
some research to be the Phoenix Suns. The Phoenix Suns who must have had a heck of a
season to reach the NBA Finals, will not be remembered. All there hardwork and
dedication pretty much goes down the drain when you do not get a national championship.
Dan Marino who many will consider to be the best quarterback of all time will never be
remembered as the best if he never wins a super bowl. He has passed for 60,000 yards,
has thrown the most passes, thrown for the most yardage and thrown the most touchdown
passes, but if he doesn?t win the big one he will never be on the same page as a Joe
Montana, or Troy Aikman. Plain and simple people always want to be remembered and
winners are remembered while losers aren?t. That is why all of American is so set upon
winning and doing anything to make sure they end up victorious.
Winning has been important for as long as civilization has existed. The Cavemen
would have winners and losers and all through time everybody has always wanted to win,
nobody wants to be remember as a loser, unfortunately many people take winning to new
points and would even harm or kill somebody to win. The main thing always to remember
is nobody wants to be a loser.