In Everyone Can Write, Peter Elbow explains how “to fail or be kicked out is unthinkable.” (7) This idea is solidified in the core of every person. Nobody desires failure and it is one of man’s greatest fears. From this fear comes a drive that compels people to put in the work and effort so that they will never have to experience the terrible feelings that accompany it. Furthermore, one excellent example of how defeat can push someone into greatness lies in the history of the world’s greatest basketball all-star, Michael Jordan. During Jordan’s early high school years, he was cut from his school’s basketball team. The devastation that the G.O.A.T. felt at this time could have been detrimental to his career, but after his initial disappointment, he realized that this event was just a hurdle in his career that could be overcome with diligence. Anytime Jordan felt like giving up, he would just imagine the team’s roster without his name on it to get him fired up
Middle school students are competing in competitive sports which both have a positive and negative side. Some players say that sports can help people lose weight and keep active. But on the other half states that it can be dangerous and can cause future physical damage. Generally competitive sports can be fun but it can come with consequences of regret of young children 's lives. My reasons of competitive sports being bad are that it can take up the participants time and it can pressure or overwhelm them in a sense of them being stressed. Second reason is that the injuries can be vital and can cause future damages to your physical state and maybe mental state if overwhelmed too much for working on the sport. My third and final reason of competitive
Many people believe that students that are involved in a high school sport affect their grade and test scores. At most high schools in America, sports are very popular and an important role in a student’s school years. High school sports have a positive impact on students and schools everywhere. Students have a better chance in succeeding in school while playing in a high school sport.
Why do some hobbies and pastimes make the cut while all those others, which some people say may be a sport, like cheerleading, do not?
The foundation of the house is what will set the course for the piece that follows. The groundwork that my parents and ancestors have laid out for me to follow and guide me onto the right path. On both sides of my family, the major cornerstones are to serve and or give back to your country. Every male in my family in the past century has been involved in the military or served the country to assist those who serve. My dad’s father fought in the Korean War, while my father himself had fought in the Vietnam War. After the military, my father continued his service to his country in a different form. He became a California Highway Patrol Officer. My mother’s grandfather had volunteered
Lowry high school athletics have changed my life in many ways. It has taught me discipline, respect and how to handle my success and failures. High school athletics to me have been more than just time to miss school or just a thing to do to mess around with my friends. Athletics have already enhanced my career tremendously already.
From the Friday night lights to the last second goal, school sports are a major part of the high school journey. In fact, according to "Are High School Sports Good For Kids?" by Daniel Gould, Ph.D., over five million students from the United States participate in a school sport. High school sports are a great way for student-athletes to stay healthy, make new friends, and be a part of a team atmosphere. In addition, school sports keep kids off of the streets and lower the athlete's chance of committing a crime.
In 2013, Christopher Bell took the time to produce a documentary, Trophy Kids, in which he observed the lives of several teens whose parents pushed them into doing sports that they may or may not even wanted to participate in. More than 7.6 million American high schoolers a year participate in afterschool sports, many of them having parents who encourage them to continue for the sole purpose of receiving a scholarship in the future. Pushing young students to excel past their athletic limits risks their physical health, mental health, and emotional health as well as their relationships with human interaction due to elevated stress that results from the pressure. The documentary showcases four instances of parents who push their children
Russ Carreker grew up playing football and had the opportunity to play collegially at Auburn University. He started to study to become a veterinarian, but that did not work out. He finished school in business and was looking for something that he could start making money from. Mr. Carreker believed in seven different things that could help a business become successful: You must have a good product at a great price or a great product at a good price, selling skill at the right market, be able to be the accountant of your own business until you can find someone who can do it for you, start off with enough capital because in a new business something is going to go wrong, ability to get others to help you get to where you want to be, be passionate
Growing up school was never my forte, but I was always taught to be a student-athlete, not just an athlete. And it never made since to me until I got into my junior year in high school when I had to miss football games due to my grades. I always tell myself to live and abide by these quotes, which are: “Those to the left and right of you are who you will most likely to become, so surround yourself around those of the same goals and interest as yourself”. “Success is what you make it”. “You are not finished when you lose, you are only finished when you quit”. “The task ahead of you is never as great as the strength within you”. I live by these quotes each day which shapes up of who I am. If I start something I must always finish and give it my all, whether it’s on the field and off the field. To give one-hundred percent in a game and in the classroom, that winners never quit, and quitters never win. Whether I win or lose, as long as I gave it my all, then that’s all that matters. So who am I? I am a believer, that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything in life, as long as you put God first, and give it your
In high school, students have many opportunities to participate in athletic events. One of the most popular sports offered in high school across the United States is football. The list of life lessons the sport can teach is prolonged. Most people think that the long days and nights spent participating in high school football “pay off” after realizing the abilities they gained. High school football has the ability to transform irresponsible and unfocused students into responsible and perseverant athletes.
Children at a young age have a lot of energy, To solve that problem, they are sometimes put into a competitive sports team. Many will disagree and say that this is unacceptable , while others say that it is beneficial. Children should be able to be put in sport teams because most children play sports as a passion,and it not only benefits them with being athletic and healthy, It's also favorable to children because only its a game, it also teaches children morals, and life lessons.
In life, people will experience different things that will have an influence on who they are as well as who they will become. These experiences are in direct correlation to future success. Some believe that most of these experiences are outside of one 's own control, such as where he was born, where he goes to school or even a financial situation. While this makes sense, there is one thing that is within one 's control that will greatly increase the likelihood of one 's achievements. Playing sports in high school has a positive impact on future success.
Nearly all Americans love sports but is it really worth it. In this generation, competitive sports has become more dangerous than ever sports experts are starting to worry that competitive sports has a more negative effect than a positive effect on children. Most competitive sports can lead to severe injuries, pressure which can lead the youth using illegal drugs, and all the money parents spend on their kids to play sports is ridiculous, and worst of all most children are starting to burn out of sports emotionally and physically.Competitive sports do not have a positive effect on all children because of the cost, pressure/injury, and enjoyment.