There are many ways to tackle the title topic.
Example: Tampering with the skates of a fellow speed skate competitor.
Today's thought bomb is directed to the subtopics of:
(1) The habit of winning
(2) Evolutionary pressures to keep on winning
Why do politicians (for example) want to keep on winning?
Even if it means constantly flip flopping on one's position?
Republicans and Democrats want to win for winning's sake.
Even if it means taking the country down in the process.
What formed habits or evolutionary processes drive these leadership class lemmings to leading their flock toward cliff's edge?