As Wikipedia says “A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit.”, that is something on the mark, but the postfix- “It conjures up the image of lab rats racing through a maze to get the ‘cheese’ much like society racing to get ahead financially.”, well this is something debatable. It is universally known that rat race isn’t limited to the adults, and someone non-adult would not give a second thought on financial status quo. Many students have already been trapped in the hamster cage, and for all the non-financial reasons. They start competing with their friends, spend more time evaluating their classmates’ MBA assignment help grades rather than focusing on theirs, try to do better than others, instead of working for their own progress. And are not these the signs of rat race? So, indeed, rat race is not just about the wealth related issues, it’s scope is much wider than that, and encompasses the whole sphere of life. And believe it or not, its consequences are always for the worse. Having a shadow of doubt about that? Remember hearing something like this-
“Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best.”
– Nancy Pearcy
Well, for the sake of argument, the statement may be considered right. However, a more meaningful advice could be devised, when the quote is prefixed with the word ‘Healthy’. A lifestyle with healthy competition is what we need today. It ensures the gradual progress of society, and the person himself, without any adverse repercussions. In fact, a better and healthier competition is the one that a person has with himself. Such competitions are usually known, in modest terminology, as approaches of self-improvement.