Baltasar Gracian a Spanish philosopher once said,
”Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.”
Always keep in mind that if you compete with someone who has nothing to lose, you are sure to lose that race. A person who has nothing to lose has no fear. Let us take an example of a man who has no kith and kin and minimum savings. He literally has nothing to lose.He just has sufficient money for survival. So, the burning desire inside him to earn more, to take the risk in life, and make it big will be more than someone who has sufficient savings.
Only a person who has nothing or very little to lose can take risks in life, and that is the person who comes out as a winner in the fight for survival. The perfect example of this is People who start their own business take huge risks in life. And only the people who have minimum resources to survive can take such risks because he has nothing left to lose, but instead has something to gain.
Someone who has worked hard and saved every single penny will not be ready to risk losing their money. Hence, it is worthless to think of a fight or to compete with someone who is not at a risk of losing anything because in the end they will leave in the half way.
People who have nothing to lose are hungry for success, and they do not stop till they get what they want. In a boxing ring, a person without any family or friends will be ready to face any suffering and will fight till his last breath.
However, a boxer with a family and friends will take calculated steps to ensure that he faces safe from the competition. To him, safety will be of a higher priority as compared to winning. So, it is true that only those who have little or nothing to lose emerge winner in a competition because they don’t stand to gain anything from losing–‘it is either do or die’.
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