What is the rat race? This is simply the competitiveness in the world. It could also be defined as a routine or a way of life in which people are fiercely caught up with the struggle for materialism, power , position,wealth e.t.c. The term rat race has a negative connotation attached with it. With reference to the businessdictionary:
A rat race is similar to rats in a maze who competes against one another to be the first to get the cheese. The cheese is a scanty reward, yet the rats continue to compete for this small prize. It further explains that, when one refers to the rat race, one visualizes rattled, unhappy people working long hours for little pay and little recognition. Yet they continue to participate in the rat race because their families depend on their earnings.
Honestly, the rat race causes many dissatisfaction and it is detrimental to everyone and — now it looks like no one can get out of it. Everyone is busy in competition to get ahead, and out-do the next person, to feel important and be noticeable. We are busy seeking for recognition, taking career path to be well respected in the society. As much as there is nothing wrong with the hustling and bustling the Bible encourages us in
Luke 12:22 in the New Living Translation: Jesus Christ said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. In verse 23 Jesus went further to say, for life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. In Corinthians 6: 13 The Bible also says; You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.
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