Your argument, I know, is that two beings which require the same sustenance are in competition for that sustenance; by your definition existence and the instinct to survive place two beings in competition regardless of any other factor.
It isn't my
definition and you know that. Straight from the wiki article I referenced: "Exploitation competition: Occurs indirectly through a common limiting resource which acts as an intermediate. For example, use of resources depletes the amount available to others, or they compete for space." The whole reason your argument that humans could form a community without first competing for resources didn't make any sense was because you placed it within the context of survival. If you leave out survival, you can shortcut ecology and jump straight to sociology. I hope everyone, understanding the full
definition of competition as it relates to survival
, can now agree that forming a community before there are people living in the same environment is a flawed, if not impossible concept.
Now if we go back to cooking competitions, where nobody has to worry about survival, we might as well be talking about team sports. In that respect, a team is just like a community, and is surrounded by an even larger community of fans. I'm a fan of several collegiate and professional sports teams, but I don't get into the fanaticism that many do. I liken the wild enthusiasm to the desire for drama on reality shows, or the steaming rhetoric of politics. However, there is a valid point to the fervency. Teams, just like communities, believe they are special. Sometimes they have to in order to overcome disappointments. To continue to believe that, some kind of narrative must be imprinted on the group. Teams and communities have to trust they have a better solution than the next, and the narrative helps creates that separation. So while I admit I don't like the drama, it is inevitable.