What if everything is a race?
Everything is not a race but we do tend to talk about being behind or catching up when we are not progressing on schedule. In our western culture, we live in such a way that makes being on time and being first a virtue. We may not like it but it is the context in which we live. I guess it makes sense that those that are chronically late dont like to see life as a competition. I wouldn’t if I was consistently losing. I don’t like playing games I am not good at either.