Not everything is a zero sum game.
I’d argue the only reason most things become a zero sum game is that we frame it that way.
Someone has to be the victor, the hero, the champion.
Someone has to be the loser, the villain, the sucker.
That works in fairy tales. It is also a textbook example of “narrative fallacy,” the cognitive bias that creates stories.
Most of the time, we aren’t opposed. We all can win.
Do the work to figure out how.