Describe failure to me. Is it that pit in your stomach you feel after you realized you caused it. Or is it that smile you fake trying to show everyone you’re perfectly fine. It especially hurts because you told your group that you didn’t care if you won or not because you really do. This is the reason you hate group projects so much because the group environment throws you off your game. You’re a solo act you’ve always been. Sure these are some of your best friends around you, but that doesn’t mean it makes it any easier. You’d rather be with complete strangers. You’re friends with them because they’re like you. A bunch of you working together is just plain stupid. Who thought this was a good idea. You know this is going to happen again. What are you supposed to do just reject being in a group with your friends? You know nobody else wants you in their group, remember you purposely avoid talking to other people. They all think you’re a freak, antisocial, loser. That’s why you always lose.
Describe winning to me. It feels good right. Yeah, not for long. See the only one who really cares that you won is you. The fact is you always win at this and it doesn’t surprise anyone. Honestly, everyone hates you when you win. You act like a big, selfish, loser. Your big smile just makes people want to gouge out their eyes. You know they don’t get it. They don’t get how much this means to you. Sure you win at this particular thing every time, but you never win at anything else. You do hundreds of things and this is the only thing you ever win at. All these people in the crowd win a whole lot more than you. That’s why they don’t get how much this means to you. Maybe that’s why you always lose.
I understand okay. I understand how much you want to win, but when you do no one gets what it means to you. I understand how hard you push to accomplish because someday someone will be happy for you. I understand that people like me and you are the ones who will eventually accomplish the big things. We are the ones destined to be on TV nominated for those big awards. When our names are called as the one who won a ginormous smile will grow on our face. When we walk up that stage we’ll break into tears when hundreds of hands slam together to make that terrific noise. We’ll open our mouth and thank all those people who never understood. We are the ones who will win something that very few can say they won. I can promise you that’s why we always lose.