Competition only makes children bound to be winners. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold.
When parents expect their kids to win or do great, it could put a lot of pressure on the kid. Kids health.org points out that ¨Parents who live through their child’s accomplishments can fall into that dark pit and put excessive stress on the child to continue to perform without allowing any room for second place. (Kids Health.org) Children cannot always be expected to come in first place Sports should not be as intense as it is until the child confidence does not dependent on their performance. The article “Children and Sport explains “The tendency to value winning above all else has been recognized as the cause of many problems in children’s sport. When winning is kept in perspective, the focus is more accurately placed on striving to win and the pursuit of victory.” (Children and Sports).
Imagine a world where everyone would get a trophy for participating in sports. The world would be a bad place to be in because every kid would expect trophy even if they didn 't work hard. More and more sport districts are starting to do this method, and this method is not right. This is not a good thing to do for kids because kids will have unhealthy competition, Participation trophies will not show that you worked hard to get it and Kids get stuck on always getting a trophy when one day the won 't and they will be heartbroken. Although some may argue that always winning and getting a prize is a good thing because it will boost a kids confidence.
Atticus wants his children to understand that it doesn’t take courage to pull a trigger. Only cowards relay on the tactic of using the fear of strength to win a fight, but it takes courage to stand on already failing ground and hold one’s head up in diginty. It takes alot of courage for one to dicate work towards a goal that has such a slim chance of success, and yet work til the end of it to say one at least tried. Atticus hopes by explaining this to his children that they see how Atticus’s trial is a losing battle he is fighting, not only to win the trial, but to try a make small steps to better future. Courage is not something easily won with guns or money.
However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time. High school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all players who make the team. Kids in society have been handed things their entire life. There has been little to no sense of accomplishment after earning a spot or position on a team. Spots should be earned by being the best at what someone does, not for pitty and for moral victories to make them feel good.
However, those who do succeed tell the story of their battle against the life’s worst hardships, and truly know what it takes to be successful- sheer will. The opportunities presented in Lucy in the sky with diamonds have more to offer. Children are not burdened with finances or gun violence. Instead, they move forward, towards
Heroes, people say don't be them, because it risks your life and it is not worth it, you don’t get paid, you don’t get powers, you're just you by the end of the day and do something some people call dumb. But being a hero is not just Rafael at a fair to become one, to be one is to do what’s right even when everyone is not. Do it for the better of life, not for glory, but for anything that drives you to keep going. All heroes are different, but also the heroes come from the same roots about how they do what they do. We are going to dig deep into that reason why soon.
Selfishness (Ayn Rand’s opinion and whether or not I agree.) The motives behind selfishness are simple really: to further yourself through your own ambitions without consideration for others. It is often said that selfishness can ruin the best of people. Athletes who are said to be selfish are considered a burden on the team, no matter the benefits they may be able to provide. Children are said to be selfish because they are concerned for their well being first and foremost.
Even the strongest people have their weak possessions, but the knowledge of how to hide them gives no possibility for society to take advantage of them. Modern society condemns weak personal features wanting to establish an ideal strong community. Therefore, the fight with weak features has turned into the primary task for every representative of the outer world. However, the nature of weakness is not those to shame, but those to develop. People just attack the weaknesses, when analyzing what they would like to change or improve in personal character.
+ Overcoming negative consequences of demanding standards, never give up even though you need to pay the huge cost. If you always think “I can’t be a perfectionist, because nothing in my life is perfect.” But being a perfectionist isn’t about things being perfect; it 's about
Win or Lose As humans , we have to lose to win. Life may not always be fair or in our favor but we have to let it run its course. Regardless of how long it takes; devotion, spontaneity, and heart can bring forth an opportunity we would have never been. People can not sit in one place and do nothing and still expect to go somewhere. That would be completely pointless.
This is a terrible message to send to those you love, they can be lazy, thoughtless, and not give your best effort for your team. On a team every person needs to participate with their best effort for the team to run smoothly. When you teach your child that they do not need to put their best effort in they don 't and they can no longer be team players because they do not put in their best effort. Team play is essential if you ever want to get a job in the real world, when trophies are handed out for disrespectful behavior and no team work we teach children it is acceptable to not have team work. In turn this can become a major problem as the child or children grow and cannot work well with other.
James Harrison is wrong for what he is doing to his sons. Harrison is wrong because he is making his children think that I have to win all time and if I come in second place I am a failure. I do not think Americans give out too many trophies because children should be recognized for their hard work and dedication, even if they don’t win. Americans are not raising their kids to become “too soft”. I think teaching kids that winning is a good thing is fine, but you should also teach kids that it is ok not to come in first place.A better way to acknowledge participation other than a trophy is a certificate or a ribbon .I think when a child gains a trophy they have a better sense of accomplishment and appreciation for their hard and dedication.