Sightings of ‘beyond rivalry’ moments in real life — averting and avoiding: envy, jealousy, revenge, retribution, tit for tat, kneejerk reaction, scapegoating, holy wars, striving against, and other forms of violence.
From John Moe’s short essay last week in the New York Times, “Nice Girls”:
“Flattering descriptions and anecdotes about Rachel followed. Miraculously, this conversation was conducted without sarcasm. Was I missing something? Wasn’t Rachel going to be ripped for being five pounds overweight or wearing the wrong shoes?”