Strive We Must
Competition seems to be hard-wired into humans, but is that such a bad thing? A look at where competing has gotten us.
When the philosopher Satchel Paige warned us not to look back (because something might be gaining on us), he couldn’t have imagined how prescient he was, even though his own career in baseball pointed the way to the world we would all someday inhabit. Restricted to the Negro Leagues for more than two decades, Paige finally broke into Major League Baseball in 1948. Within a couple of decades black ballplayers had become dominant figures in the majors, the Negro Leagues had collapsed—and baseball had become a much more competitive place.