And the dictionary defines rivalry as: “Competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.”
Rivalry is the soul of competition – one on one to win something that can’t belong to both. But it also implies a relationship that builds over time, like the storied rivalries that go on for years between teams, cities, countries, men and women.
Rivalries encourage members, supporters, fanatics and even bystanders to choose sides. Indiana vs. Purdue? We can all pick one or the other.
So, in this spirit of competition, Indiana Humanities will spend February and March exploring rivalry in its many forms. It’s the perfect time of year, too – Valentines for rivals in love and then the competitive zeal of March Madness. This cold wintertime is about to heat up!
In February and March, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “rivalry,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.