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Do you lose on purpose in either competitions or games? Why?
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Posted 8/2/14
Nope, never. Nor do I like being let win.
I like playing all out, I feel that if you're let won against someone that's clearly better than you, you might grow overconfident and don't try that hard from there on.
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If I lose on purpose it's not because I want the other player to win. It's because I'm bored and want the game to be over with already. xD
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Competition wise... NEVER!. Playing Games... ALSO NEVER!That is unless I am playing with my cousins or nephews, then sure i will let them have a win or 2
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Posted 8/2/14 , edited 8/2/14
Unless I'm trying to boost the confidence of a child..... (only after pushing them to try their hardest)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5-iJUuPWis

It would be disrespectful to my opponent to not take them seriously.
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19 / M / New York
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Nope not really. The only reason I would ever lose on purpose would be to stop an argument or because I feel bad about winning against that person.
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Posted 8/2/14
I have.. quite often.. but not in anything genuinely competitive. Besides, who doesn't want the girl to win?
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 8/2/14
Rarely. It depends on the opponent, and how interested I am in winning. I'm likely to allow a little kid to win, particularly if the child is younger than seven, and I may toss in the towel if I get bored.
Posted 8/3/14
I can't recall a time where myself or my team members have lost a game on purpose, we play to win. I see mucking around with the opposition, if they are playing seriously, a rude thing to do. Even if they aren't as good, we don't treat them differently.
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25 / M / Northern California
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Posted 8/3/14
I have lost on purpose before when playing certain video games and also certain sports (albeit less frequently since I'm honestly not as good at sports as I am at said video games =P) but only in a non-competitive environment with nothing on the line. I'll sometimes lose on purpose when it's a friend or family member and I know I'm undeniably much better than the other person at whatever it is that we're doing. But the thing I do more often than losing on purpose is to simply hold back in an attempt to keep it close, if it turns out being competitive at some point because of that then that's all the more fun and I'm not necessarily going to just let the other person win. I also feel that I am the type of person that in the face of overwhelming adversity will stubbornly refuse to give up and will try to hardest to do what I can even if defeat seems certain, so I appreciate it when my opponent has same mentality.
Posted 8/3/14
You have to lose in order to learn to win.
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27 / M / Bonne Lake, WA
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Posted 8/3/14
If I'm playing against kids, and they are just excited that an adult is playing a game with them (anything from Mario Cart to actual sports like soccer), I tend to mess around and give them the opportunities to 'win'.

If the kid is a cocky little brat, I tend to put them in their place.

The point of a 'game' is to have fun, and it's no fun if you are in a position of absolute control.

Competitions are a different story.
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It doesn't matter.
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I will often enter a competition for reasons other than winning and I will often set my own goals and achieve them.
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83 / F / Bite the pillow.
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Posted 8/3/14 , edited 8/3/14

GMJ_ wrote:

Do you lose on purpose in either competitions or games?

No, I don't. I love the scorn of envy. One of the greatest motivators for doing good in this world.

"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor E. Frankl
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Posted 8/3/14
I like to give them hope, and then crush their dreams.
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24 / M / Scotland
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Posted 8/3/14
I don't lose on purpose. I put myself at a diadvantage.

This is shown most by the way I play call of duty. I actually own at it but I rarley ever win a game because I deliberatley use a class that's crap. I run around with either a shotgun or a combat knife and kill people at close range. In black ops I would often get huge kill streaks with my MP5K and Enfield w/ masterkey but I don't want to win all the time. Knowing that you're potentially one of the best is good enough and earning 1st place with a harder class is much more rewarding - or confusing when you're doing too well.
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