Poll: 2nd Place?
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2nd Winner
51 65%
1st Loser
28 35%
Voters: 79.
#1
I've been wondering this lately.

How do you view second place?

Do you view it as the 2nd winner?

Or the 1st loser?


Kind of like a "Glass half full/empty" sort of thing.


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#2
if the competition is only 4 or 5 people and you come second then you are a loser, but if it is out of 100 people and you come second then you are the second winner.
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#4
Quote by Garret.
if the competition is only 2 people and you come second then you are the loser, but if it is out of 100 people and you come second then you are the second winner.

+1
#6
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srsly, it depends on context. Second place in "the biggest asshole on the planet" contest is every bit as bad as winning.

Even LAST place can be quite an accomplishment. I'd be so proud if I came in last at just about any event at the Olympics, for instance. Just to be good enough to make it there would have been an honor.

The MOST important thing to say about 2nd place:

It's never a good target, but often a great result.
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#7
Quote by Garret.
if the competition is only 4 or 5 people and you come second then you are a loser, but if it is out of 100 people and you come second then you are the second winner.


agreed.
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#8
It depends how place is determined. If you win several matches, and eventually its a tournament down to 1 on 1, and you lose, well, you're the loser, its not "well, i won second" at that point. But if its a list like "pick the 100 best guitarists" and you're on there, then you're a winner.
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#9
If you don't win, you lose.

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#10
hmm, depends on how many people are competing. 2nd out of 10,000 is not too bad, but 2nd out of 2 kinda sucks.

I voted first loser
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#14
Depends on the amount of people competing....

If its like 100 people, 2nd is the 2nd winner...
If its like 5 or something, 2nd is the 1st loser...


But saying that i wouldn't settle for 2nd best if it was something i was putting my heart and sole into! If i wanna do something, i wanna be the best at it!!
#15
Quote by Garret.
if the competition is only 4 or 5 people and you come second then you are a loser, but if it is out of 100 people and you come second then you are the second winner.


As everyone else said, I agree.
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#19
first is the worst
2nd is the best
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#20
If you're not first, you're last!!!!!!!!


and what SYK said:
"It's never a good target, but often a great result."
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#22
If its like States Wrestling Tournament, then 2nd is still very very good, but if its like a meet with only 2 or 3 other teams, than no its not that great.
#23
Well it depends on whether I'm in first or second. If I'm in first second is a fat piece of crap who I am far better than. If I'm second...lol, that doesn't happen. But If I were second I guess first would have to be extremely lucky so I would still be 1st in my book...
#24
^to the guy who said wrestling, 2nd is good but you still aim for 1st and that other guy beat you. You can lose graciously but it'll still eat at you.

As stated earlier, context would play a fairly large role in this, say you're ranked the best at something then a tournament comes around and someone else beats you for 1st place well then 2nd place doesn't really cut it. If you're ranked the worst player or whatever you would be called in said tourney, then got to the finals and lost then 2nd place would be astounding and would leave me jumping for joy.
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