Coming in second
August 31, 2023
We are born of generations that covet finishing on top. From sports to academics to making the most of position, wealth, power and influence. Excelling is an admirable trait within its boundaries and most of us agree that striving to be our best is a discipline worth nurturing. What happens, then, despite best efforts, we fail to reach the pinnacle of our endeavors? Is it failure or opportunity, disappointment, or enlightenment? Reasons can be found to covet second place, but in the natural world, second place is often lunch. Luckily, when we combine human intellect with survival insti...