arcanyx- I really appreciate your honest feedback and I can certainly understand why you see no relevance in this. The intent for this article was to discuss the emotional side of losing and why we need to lose every once and a while. It was not an objective article looking at how players lose or what they can do to prevent losing. If you don't have much of an interest in the more subjective ideas associated with loss, then this article may not have too much to offer. I think an article on the more objective ideas of losing could be a good idea and maybe I'll tackle it in the future. Thanks for the idea!