Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
From talent contests to the Olympics to the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, we constantly seek to reward those who are “number one.” This emphasis on recognizing the winner creates the impression that other competitors, despite working hard and well, have lost. In many cases, however, the difference between the winner and thee losers is slight. The wrong person may even be selected as the winner. Awards and prizes merely distract us from valuable qualities possessed by others besides the winners.
Do people place too much emphasis on winning?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
正：We only reward the best contestants but ignore the others.
反：We also encourage people to keep trying and participate.
补：Winning should not be the ultimate goal of our lives.