Hello, I am Yvette Drissen and I am currently doing my Ph.D. at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. My research title is: When Success Becomes the New Normal: The Competitive Society and its Symptoms.

I rack my brain over questions such as, how to define competition? What are the moral limits of competition in societies? How is competition related to inequality and (the ideal of) the meritocracy? How meritorious are those who are considered 'winners'? And how does competition affect our wellbeing and in particular our emotional states (our sens of self-worth, self-esteem, anxiety, shame, pride, the feeling of victory, et cetera).

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