Sumner s statement about competition and the law of nature leads to a great American belief. Those who have done well materially are better than those who have done not so well. Those who have prospered have done so because of their own individual talents and efforts. The corollary is that those who have not done so well have done so because of some personal defect. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with this statement. Where appropriate, provide specific examples to support your opinions.
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