It is kinda funny that I am here on this website and I see all of these people doing different things for points. I Have spent most of my life being number two. In the State of Florida I was 1st Runner up for the Non-Commissioned Officer of the year for the Florida Army National Guard. In high school I was second string Pitcher, in college I was second in the class.
At one point one of my buddies made the comment that 2nd place is the same as first loser. I stand to correct him today. 2nd place is the guy who hasn't gotten complacent. 2nd place is the guy who still has to try. 2nd place is the guy who made it past 3rd and is heading for home.
I have always been 2nd best somewhat by design. It was early in my life when my grandfather told me that in life you always need someone to look up to and try to emulate. The day you become that someone you have to pick someone new, someone else, and someone bigger and better than yourself.
For right now, I am still just trying to be one third of the man he was. To me, he was the best. 2nd to none.