How to Compete Productively

In a Highly Competitive Society Like Ours , 

Are There Times When You Shouldn’t Be Competitive? 


Most people may think that competitiveness is okay, especially in things like the Olympics.  May the best runner win!  But what about competitiveness in the home, among siblings, in beauty contests or on a job where teamwork is called for? 

Are there times when competitiveness is counter-productive and cooperation may produce a better result?  Are there instances when competitiveness is not appropriate or even destructive?  

Mixed Messages About Competitiveness

How do we, as Atheists, handle the mixed messages we get in our society about this subject--when religion tells us to sacrifice for god and a place in heaven--but our economic system, free enterprise, cries out for competitiveness and self-aggrandizement?  Where does the secular community stand on this dilemma?

Come and discuss your competitive quandaries in the casual, friendly NYC Atheists support group. LIVING WITH ATHEISM, run by the always-empathetic psychotherapist Linda Blaikie, L.C.S.W.  We eat, talk and commiserate, but at the end, Ms. Blaikie’s wise words sum up what we’ve learned.  


WHAT:  “LIVING WITH ATHEISM,” an informal NYC Atheists Inc. support group discussion led by therapist Linda Blaikie, L.C.S.W.

Topic:  “How to Compete Productively”

WHEN:  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 - 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Moonstruck Diner - 449 Third Av. (at 31st St.) - Second Floor

COST:   FREE to members of NYC Atheists Inc.

Participants are expected to purchase food/drink to compensate Moonstruck.       The food is upper echelon Greek Diner with huge portions on entrees.

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  • Jane E.

    JL, you pay for your food and drink, that's all, at the Moonstruck Diner, where we meet, We encourage having your dinner there because their menu is extensive, the food is a notch above most diners in quality and the servings are abundant. There is no charge for attending the Support group itself. Thoughthe Support Group is mainly for NYCA dues-paying members, we do allow non-members to attend once or twice before they are invited to join NYCA. Sort of like a wine-tasting.

    November 12, 2013

  • JL M.

    just wondering if i have to pay.. its my first time even hearing of this group.. ive been looking for something like this for a while

    November 12, 2013

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