Against Who Exactly?

Conquest / Battle against who
What have we been taught about Life? What teachings have we 'ingested' over time? From Infancy, life has been called many things, to illustrate and maybe take away part of our confusion. Many would say Life is good. Others, a bitch. But this is of little concern today- We are addressing another aspect of it.

Not the one in which we are subjective to whatever life throws us, but the part where we are Actively involved. Where we are called to action. Where Life is described in a different light. A Competitive light.
Are you still here? Good!
These words must ring some bells:
Life is a Race; or
Life is a Battlefield.
In Essence, Life is about competition from start to finish. From The Cradle To The Grave.
As Charles Darwin even put it in his forever infamous Darwinism, Life is about:
The Survival Of The Fittest.
Victory goes to The Fastest, The Strongest, The Fittest.
And I do not dispute this. Should I?
This, however, is my concern- upon which we are discussing:
If We are Racing,
If We are Battling,
Against who, then?
Fellow humans?
Lower Animals?
If you pitch your tent against any of the above, I'm afraid you are wrong.
Deal with it, the lower animals are already at your service. You rule over them.
If you believe you have to step on people's toes, subject people to your will, or beat people to everything in life,
Hmmm, how should I break this? OK, this is sooooooooo Wrong. Fellow humans are your comrades. You fight WITH one another, FOR one another, but never AGAINST one another.
Who then are we facing?
Read The Following with Open Mind:
*For our struggle is not against
flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against
the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of
wickedness in the heavenly places.- Ephesians 6:12
(There are powers that be, and believe me some are dark and against us. We must fight!)
How do we conquer? By conquering someone else.
And that Person is.
I didn't start this principle. Read:
"He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory." Jyrus
"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then
the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by
demons, heaven or hell." Buddha
"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self." Napoleon
Let me add this quote of mine:
"Conquer Yourself. Conquer the World. This is The Core Victory." Tope Fabusola
Bottom Line:
Be self-disciplined. Many times, we hold ourselves back, more than anyone else does. Shred the unnecessary fat. Face yourself first,
And Conquer!
A word, we say, is enough for the wise.
This more than a word. Be wise.
God Bless You!
P.S: In the first paragragh, I used the word 'ingested' because we swallow many teachings and 'principles' without understanding them or knowing their full implications. Try 'digesting' good teachings.
Who would you rather conquer? Yourself, Or Others? If others, who?
Please drop your comments. I look forward to it.