Great American Think-Off-Postponed June 12, 2021
The Cultural Center in New York Mills is pleased to announce the 2020 Great American Think-Off question:
Which is more important: to win or to play by the rules?
This is the 28th annual Think-Off topic–a classic philosophical quandary meant to inspire thinkers from all walks of life. Winning and playing by the rules are both highly valued in our society, but they are sometimes in conflict. Information abounds on both sides of this topic; a quick Google search reveals stories from college campuses, parenting blogs, Harvard Business Review, ESPN, and the Bible. What is YOUR experience with winning or losing? Did you play by the rules, or not? How did you feel if you won but cheated? How did you feel if you lost to someone else who didn’t follow the rules?
These are the topics we want to hear about – your personal experiences with winning, losing, and playing by the rules, or not. Which is more important? How did you come to this belief?
All are invited to submit their answer in essay form for a chance to win $500 and participate in the live debate on June 13, 2020 in New York Mills, Minnesota.