Competiton is almost at the heart of everything. We find it in business, sports, and also at schools. Schools are places where kids learn directly or indirectly to compete with each other from an early age. Because of competition we perform well while doing some drills, activities or tasks. But, can competition teach us to help each other?
A history teacher from Kentucky shared an exhilarating note written by one of his students. The student asked his teacher to give his 5 points bonus to any student who had the lowest score in that test.
The Teacher wrote a facebook status in which he says: “Have to shout this out. Had honestly never seen this… One of my guys, a straight A+ guy, offers up his 5 bonus points to someone in need. Anyone. Totally offering up what is rightfully his, his earning, to any peer that may have been struggling especially hard the day of the test.
He didn’t care if he considered them a friend, didn’t care if they were cool, didn’t matter to him what situation had caused them to score lower, he just wanted to help, be kind, commit a loving act.
This note gave me so much hope. Let us all be a little more like this young man!!”
Many people, while commenting on the facebook status, praised the student for his altruism and benevolence.