Competition is a contest
A contest is an event in which at least two teams or individuals compete. There may be an award to a winner or awards for multiple top performers, but a contest may be imposed for training...

 between individuals, groups, animals, etc. for territory, a niche, or a location of resources. It arises whenever two and only two strive for a goal which cannot be shared. Competition occurs naturally
Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general...

 between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment
Natural environment
The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species....

. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans compete for water, food, and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth
Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English wela, which is from an Indo-European word stem...

, prestige, and fame
A celebrity, also referred to as a celeb in popular culture, is a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media...


To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.

Jack Handy

The more unfair competition, the better.

Milton Friedman, as quoted by Michael Ignatieff on the BBC Radio 4s program 20:20 (5 February 1997)

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition — in having put forth the best within you

Henry J. Kaiser

In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running; if you stand still, they will swallow you.

William S. Knudsen|William S. Knudsen

When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.

Tom Landry