Jock Stereotypes

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Harpreet Kalsi: University of Michigan

The “jock” is one of the most infamous high school stereotypes, yet it is not far from reality for many high schoolers that play sports. Egos driven from making the team, hearing stadiums cheer their name (even though they are really cheering on the team), and the unavoidable spotlight often make way for an athlete to sometimes become a “jock”. This can happen because of the difference between jocks and athletes; Jocks are associated with ego, popularity, arrogance, and narcissism while athletes connotate drive, determination, humility, and selflessness. So while both play side by side, their characters have grown to be quite different. This is how sports hough high school have influenced me; they have helped me grow and learn humility and purpose.
When I was in eighth grade i was the star of my recreational soccer league, so going into highschool I was not only expecting great things, but I was expected by others to do great things. My coaches, my teammates, and my friends all knew me as a great player which put a lot of pressure on me walking into high school tryouts. I did not know anyone there but I quickly saw that the level of skill I was competing with was something that I had never experienced before. With that I went from being the best player in the league to not making the team my freshman year. A lot of people would have taken this one of two ways: some would have used it as a reason to quit and
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It has extensions everywhere, including my career and my family. Sports did not have a direct influence on my passion for business, but it did have a major role in helping find that passion. Sports unleashed my love of competition. My competitive drive pushed me to compete in many competitions off the field, on of which was DECA a marketing competition. It was through this competition that I found business was the one thing I really enjoyed other than
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