Is the 'law of the jungle' about competing for scarce resources?
the new definition
- adversarial concepts such as every man for himself in this dog-eat-dog world, anything goes the struggle for life, survival of the fittest, kill or be killed, might makes right, etc.
- t was assumed that human beings came out of that jungle, belonged to it and, therefore, were subject to its laws. Society was equated with a human jungle, in which diverse individuals and groups competed to obtain the available resources.
- Society was equated with a human jungle, in which diverse individuals and groups competed to obtain the available resources. This drop in the welfare of the other species in an ecosystem means that their relationship with the removed species had been one of mutual support and symbiosis, even when it had apparently been their predator.
the new definition
- the real ‘Law of the Jungle’ is cooperation and mutual support among all living beings, The more each member contributes to the system, the greater the welfare of all, including the contributor itself.
- there are some who defend competition with the idea that it forms character, understood as a healthy psychological state characterized by self-confidence and self-esteem, a stable, mature personality, and the development of certain human virtues. However, repeated scientific studies have shown that competition works against self-esteem, emotional stability and even ethical behavior.
- competition is that it is more enjoyable.
- People often mistakenly associate competition with excellence. However, many studies have shown that quality is best promoted using “intrinsic" motivators (desire to serve, love of excellence), which are harmed by "extrinsic" motivators (money, awards, prestige).
- competition as an organizational principle of society is that it supposedly increases performance.
- people usually refer to control or dominance over someone within relationships of struggle and domination, of competition and conflict.
- This is divided into two main categories: (1) power against, which is the ability to control or dominate others; and (2) power with, which is when people decide to do something together, working in cooperation to achieve a common goal