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Published on Nov 14, 2013
Todd Conrad, a high school English teacher and football coach at Mona Shores High School, discusses his thoughts on hyper competition in the American society during his talk at TEDxMuskegon. Conrad believes the American culture generally accepts competitiveness as an important cultural ethic. The concept drives our economy and our culture. Is it possible, though, that our collective obsession with being "The Best" could be at the root of larger social problems or even mental illness? Conrad suggests that collaborative competition be a healthier approach.
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