Is there competition in a Society of Esteem?
This question has two answers: no and yes.
No, there is no competition in a Society of Esteem. Competition bases on comparisons among people. According to the idea of a Society of Esteem comparing each other is a futil act because there is no real base on which a comparison could happen. Every single person is unique with unique talents, unique life experiences and unique personal development. On which level could a comparison be possible? There is no other common level between people than the esteem that everybody deserves to the same extent.
And yes, there is competition in a Society of Esteem. It is the inner competition. Receiving esteem just for being here with our unique talents and personalities creates an atmosphere in which we want to grow. This ambience allows competition which we give ourselves in order to learn more, to be better in what we do the best. This kind of competition is not about being better than somebody else but about being better in what we want to do, in what we see as our talent and vocation.