"Acting wholeheartedly with wisdom means appreciating the relationships and interactions between ourselves and others," say Joseph O'Connor and John Seymour in their book on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). (The above illustration is taken from that book.)
You can't really conquer peaks of success all alone simply because everything around you is linked to you. With an invisible string.
When you think you are conquering the peak alone, with no rival beneath you because the sole rival in sight is about to fall off, remember that his fall may mean your fall too.
Why do people actually want to push others down to the bottom?
Helplessness, I think. Inability to manage others. Sheer inability.
Weakness makes us aggressive?
But is it only weakness? Can aggression be fun?
I was watching a young boy playing a race game on computer. Whenever he came across a rival in the game he would do something like hit the rival on his head or kick his bike so that he would be out of the game for a long while. But the game was programmed in such a way that the rival would soon recover and come back with vengeance. So I asked the boy, "Can't you win the race without harming the rivals?"
"The fun lies in the hits." he said.
I can't understand that kind of fun.
I still look forward to a game where we don't have to kick others down in order to win. I am a Romantic, it seems.