On 2005-03-10, Chris wrote:
Right, competitive isn't the word, constructive opposition perhaps? Maybe just constructive conflict, after all, that's what it is.
In terms of unnatural-ness, I mean generally in society at larger, we're taught either competitive/antagonistic conflict or non-conflictual(word?) cooperation. Of course, there is such a thing as "good sportmanship" or "constructive criticism" but we see how rarely both of those happen compared to not...