Destination race: A Tennessee law professor runs NYC’s Fifth Avenue Mile

Fifth Avenue Mile: Competition and Community Negotiators are often told to “be hard on the problem, but be soft on the people.” Stated differently, compete to win, but be mindful of your community. Competiveness at its worst destroys community through jealously, cheating, and destructive obsession. Competiveness at its best builds community through teamwork, respect, and shared sacrifice. In my opinion, competition’s negative side is exposed most clearly when priorities are misplaced, when winning becomes the ultimate thing. Knowing my history with the [...]