What does winning mean to you? Awards? Money? Fame? Does it only count as a win if it is awarded by an outside source? If you award your own wins does that mean you are strong or that you are deluded?
Would you choose Van Gogh, hailed as a creative genius but unappreciated in your lifetime, or Fanny Fern, a popular author now forgotten by most of us, Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger?
Would you rather win with a bad ride or lose with a good ride?
Can you come in second & win? Can you come in first and lose?
Related to my New Years Day post [Onwards].
Wondering about my answers?
My love of horse show ribbons & my need for external validation is a matter of record, 2843 posts and counting.
Fanny Fern. Hands down.
I honestly do not have answer to win/bad ride vs lose/good ride. Winning with a good ride would be nice. I remember posing this question to a super-competitive friend. She looked at me like she could not understand why I bothered to ask.
Yup. “Coming second to her was like winning without the blue.” [Perspective, the first part, before I start fussing]
Thank you for reading,