Survival of the fittest?

Following from a film I was watching, I have been pondering the following:

Cooperation vs. Competition

From a young age, we are told that we have to be strong to survive, that life is about ‘survival of the fittest’. We are put into sports competitions where there will be winners and losers. But have we been sold a lie that just encourages us to out perform one and other.

Charles Darwin’s book, ‘The Descent of Man’ mentions ‘Survival of the fittest’ only twice, but he mentions ‘Love’ 75 times.

The basis of nature is cooperation and democracy. Time we started learning some new stories and worked together.