题目：Some people think children should learn to compete, but others think that children should be taught to cooperate. Express some reasons of both views and give your own opinion.
There are always various problems on children education, some of which bewilder parents for a long time. Like the age-old chicken-or-egg question, parents often hesitate to make a choice between the two options: to teach their children how to compete against or first, cooperate with others.
Supporters of competition claim that intensive competition is ubiquitous in today’s society which everyone has to be faced with even in their teens. If there were sufficient preparation, such as short-term training or repetitive learning, for contests, like chess games, children would probably defeat their rivals and outperform other players in these games. This sense of superiority over others would bring about spiritual rewards and makes them confident in dealing with other problems in their adulthood.
However, the more challenging the problem is, the more pressure they suffer from. They are obliged to learn a wide range of knowledge and skills so as to be outstanding. Some knowledge is even beyond their reach. In a sense, they are told to compete but not to learn to compete. The most significant thing is that parents usually impose illusion of success on their kids, which should be to blame.
In contrast, learning to cooperate could perfectly tackle this problem above. Cooperation means sharing experience and skills with partners, during which children learn to collaborate with others in doing some complicated tasks, which reduce pressures on everyone. This is a win-win mode when children achieve success and make the most of their advantages. And this reciprocal result could bring about more enthusiasm and aspiration.
In conclusion, every parent may give plenty of thought to this question of children education, which will pose gigantic influence on their children’s future growth. In my view, cooperation is more essential to children growth and education than competition.