1st is the best, 2nd is the worst

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This has been bugging me for quite some time...

Submitted: March 27, 2010

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We all know the childish saying; first is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the treasure chest....But does not society embellish the importance of being number one? Here is my opinion supported by 3 main points:

1)  First, in fact, is not the worst. You have been rewarded for your efforts, been given recognition, and been praised by your peers. What more could you ask for? You know your the best, because you have proof. For most winner's, it's silent gloating time.

2) Second is the worst place to be. You have worked as hard (if not harder) as the first place winner, and have recieved nothing for it. While the winner stands in shining glory, your are encompassed by their shadow, and you recieve all the pity. You will be showered with 'almost won's and 'doing your best is what counts the most's for days post-losing. There is no lying to yourself, these sappy condolances aren't making you feel any better. You still tryed your hardest and failed. Being that close to winning, tasting victory, and then to be turned up short is what hurts the most. Sometimes, you wish that you had just utterly failed, and didn't have to feel the sour rain of pity. Second leaves you regretting, and you think of all the things you could have done to have won. Too bad there's no do over. Even if prior to the event you were considered the best, now you have no basis to stand on. What sucks the most is, you might be the best, but only made one little mistake, and this caused your demise, and no one will know the truth, because you don't have any evidence.

3) In conclusion, in life, many people think there are only 2 classes; the utter losers and the best winners. However, there is another class that is the worst to be caught in; the second best.


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