Golinkin's Essay: Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Dangerous Sports

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Life is all about learning lesson, and learning them as one goes. These lessons sprout from anywhere, anytime. In Jeb Golinkin’s essay Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Dangerous Sports, he claims that letting children play sports, any kind for the matter, is important in developing a child to be fit to live in the real world. Golinkin supports his claim that children learn lessons from organized athletics that “they cannot learn anywhere else” (paragraph 7). I agree with this claim suggesting that sports, despite the risks, are worth it in the long run. As long as I can remember. I have been involved in sports. I started off with cheerleading in kindergarten, then worked my way up to basketball and volleyball in high school, and everything in between. Just to set the records straight, I was not a born all-star. Yet, I took a dive into every single sport. Not only did I enjoy partaking in sports, but without knowledge, I was learning valuable life lessons.…show more content…
As I grew older and began learning about life, I realized what an impact sports had on me. I learned a lot about dedication. In order to perform my best, I had to work hard. Practice became half of my life. Every night, I went home with a beaten body, but I did it because i loved my sport. It was such a rewarding feeling when I succeeded after putting in an enormous amount of time and effort into my sport. With all the successes, I also had to learn to be humble. There is nothing worse than an athlete who is obnoxiously over confident in his or her abilities. Therefore, I vowed to myself that I would always try to remain humble. Being humble in all aspects of life is a very important skill to obtain. This characteristic shows a lot about a person, and it shows maturity-a skill one will use for the rest of his or her

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