Friday, September 3, 2010

What are the benefits of racing?

I am not a fan of races, especially those that burn fuel, make excessive noise, contribute to landfill and disrupt our natural environment.  Of course, I understand the need for emergency vehicles to reach those in distress in good time. My life was gratefully saved in one circumstance. 

What is it with our competitive nature, to rush to the end?  What is the thrill? What is the benefit? 

Readers are invited to comment and list benefits of motorized racing.

1 comment:

  1. The benefits of motorized racing? None.

    That said humans have been competitive for our whole time on this planet, competitive for limited resources, like food. We are gamblers and that makes doubly competitive, but this idea that you have to burn gasoline and make a lot of noise is something that originates in the 20th century.