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探索NumberWho试述Wants试述to试述be试述Number试述Two?毕业论文

论文预读:ed too fully to a system that has left you wanting in other respects. Those who are first in a particular instance are often last or nearly so in others. In other words, being first might be an indicator of being fundamentally imbalanced, of being overdeveloped in some aspects and underdeveloped in 探索NumberWho试述Wants试述to试述be试述Number试述Two?毕业论文

  It’s a provocative question. Under the competitive conditions that many of us face, being number two is not, generally, the result of trying to come in second. Did the silver medalist want gold? Did the second-ranked university strive to be first? Did the vice president not covet the top job? And so on. The fact is, most who reach the second position did so because they were aiming for the first. Naturally, those who are not very competitive might be satisfied with being number two. Those who have no hope of being first might be happy with the same. And those who are rising might be temporarily satisfied with being second. For example, China now has the second largest economy in the world, and this is positive indicator of growth, but isn’t this achievement celebrated in the context of China’s potential to reach the first position in the next decade or so?

  Sometimes, one encounters those who are happily second whether or not they were interested in the top position. They have recognized in one form or another that being first requires a level of effort and commitment if not talent that is either beyond their ability or desire. Being first comes with certain responsibilities that often go well beyond surmounting the competition. Nevertheless, such instances are muddled by the simple fact that those who are second overall are likely first in other respects. For example, perhaps the second place finisher of the Tour de France won a number of stages because he was the best pure climber. Perhaps the overall number two student is the best in chess or track and field.

  Aren’t a lot of parents satisfied, if their child is number two? It’s a respectable finish, sometimes more so than finishing first. Being first means you defeated everyone else. Perhaps you think you’re better than everyone else. Perhaps it’s an indicator that you care too much about competition. Isn’t there something ridiculous about most competitions? Being first might be an indicator that you’re a suckup or corrupt, or almost as bad, that you have submitted too fully to a system that has left you wanting in other respects. Those who are first in a particular instance are often last or nearly so in others. In other words, being first might be an indicator of being fundamentally imbalanced, of being overdeveloped in some aspects and underdeveloped in others. It might be an indicator of unsustainability. The top ranking might be an indicator of ephemerality, and thus, perhaps not really a top ranking of any lasting substance.   Additionally, we should not forget the basic point that being first is usually a quantitative measure that frequently obscures qualitative values, and does so by imposing, sometimes unintentionally and unknowingly, an ideology of dominance and power over others. If we ask, for example, which is the number one city in China--Shanghai or Beijing? One is larger geographically, the other has a larger population. One is a political center, the other an important global hub. Both struggle to control pollution levels. Both boast excellent schools, with Beijing edging Shanghai slightly in higher education, but the opposite being true in high schools, at least according to international test scores. Any ranking that puts one ahead of the other

论文随机片段:econd largest economy in the world, and this is positive indicator of growth, but isn’t this achievement celebrated in the context of China’s potential to reach the first position in the next decade or so?  Sometimes, one encounters those who are happily second whether or not they were intereste