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The high of winning, the lows of bitterness!

One of my hobbies is entering competitions, I got interested in them after a friend introduced me to the fun of entering and the joys of winning! I was very dubious to start with and always thought I would never win anything but after only a day I won my first prize, a small hand made bracelet, it was beautiful!

Over the years social media has become a really busy platform for entering competitions, to start with it was mostly Facebook and then Twitter but now you can be asked to enter on any of them, the variety of ways to enter the competitions is great fun and each one is different and unique.

The other exciting aspect is that you never know what or when you are going to win! My biggest win to date was a Macbook Air but my friend won two holidays to America this year, an IPad, a cheaper tablet and a laptop. She is so lucky, however with these wins comes all the sore losers and they drag the high of the win down.

Today was an example, I woke up to a message that I had won a competition where we had to re work the rhyme rub a dub dub. There were over four thousand entries and mine won, I was over the moon, then someone messaged me basically making out I was a cheat!

Why are people so bitter when they do not win? I am always happy when I see a winner and congratulate them, I can sometimes be jealous if its something I wanted but I am always happy for them at the same time! What makes someone feel that they should always win and not be happy for others?

I am over the moon with the prize though, it's going to be a gift for my sister emoticon :smile:

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Ruby3881 wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:35 AM

I am not good with contests, raffles and lotteries. If I'm competing for something on my own merits, I may do OK. But I'm not a "lucky" type like my sister. Congratulations on your win!

Torialou wrote on October 23, 2014, 11:26 AM

No I guess, it just can still take the wind out of your sails if that makes sense though, you win and are over the moon then someone has a go. I have been fairly lucky tbh I have known people get some really vile pm's I just get sarcastic comments now and again.

Torialou wrote on October 23, 2014, 11:30 AM

I am not lucky much either but I enjoy entering. I can enter 5 times more than my friend and win about 1/3 of what she does but I do still enjoy it a lot and I love being able to share my wins. It's a really handy hobby for this time of year, saves the pocket as you win things to gift. Won a doll for my cousin last week and this lot of beauty products my sister uses to gift her. Thank you very much for your congratulations. Does your sister win lots then like my friend?

Lemark wrote on October 26, 2014, 4:43 PM

Congratulations on the win.

Don't bother with these sore losers. It is their karma not yours. Choose to ignore them and move on.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 23, 2015, 11:56 AM

Some people are so competitive, it really is hard for them when they lose. My son is an example of that. He gets upset if he even loses something as simple as a card game!