Those who are operating in this way are playing a very immature game. A game centered in and driven by the ego. If you play from the ego, you will ride the rollercoaster of highs and lows, adrenalin and depression, winning and losing, and here your only hope is to win the next battle. This is an addictive never ending game. You will keep chasing your tale, looking for the next fight so that you can win. When you win you will feel a momentary, very brief rush and then you will crash and need to look for another battle. When you lose you will fall even farther downward and believe you are next to worthless so you will again look for the momentary boost of winning. Winning whatever you can, who ever will play with you, what ever battle you can find. In this game, you will always want to compete, conquer, grow bigger, become the “best, greatest, most winningest.”
There is another game to play and it is much more satisfying. It is driven by the heart. You should try it on the other side. Over here we can experience a calm, loving presence, no winning necessary. Collaboration rather than competition. Both/and rather than either/or. And offer to others by sharing rather than hoarding all resources for armageddon. If you haven’t realized it by now, we are all going to die. Why not take a deep breath and share like you were taught in kindergarten. Why not experience joy, laughter and love before you check out. It’s not really that hard. Man up senators, congressmen and women. Take a breath, question why you are choosing what you are choosing. And if it is to maintain your power, the status quo, win your own tiny little battle to prove you are better than the other, take a risk, take a breath and make a healthier choice.
In other words, Knock it off!