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Is it whether you win or lose, or how you play the game?

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Comments (9)

(8) Anonymous, May 2, 2009 11:32 PM

I tend to be somewhat competitive by nature, but have found out that it is not always a satisfactory experience for one's ego. A teacher said not to worry, "there is place in this world for everybody". Whenever I have a low day I remember this and find that it makes me much stronger personally.

(7) Sigal, April 29, 2009 1:13 PM

I think its cute----a little humor for those who are too serious about WINNING.

(6) Derick Berold, April 28, 2009 11:35 PM

Its how you play the game

There is a saying by a famous master of the martial arts who said this The ulitmit aim of karate do lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of ones charactor Gichen Funikoshi O sensei' I feel it not if you win or lose in a game sportmanship is about your charactor and that you have fun its the same as the game of life there are so many times you win some lose some.Its how you play its how you apply yourself to the game are you a team member or just trying to be the main star player at the exclusion of everybody else. I think you a winner if you are a true sportsman if your Charactor is a winning one if you accept yourself and just enjoy the game. ITS THE PERFECTION OF YOUR CHARACTOR NOT IN WINNING or LOSING EVERYBODY HATES A SORE LOSER

(5) Nancy, April 28, 2009 5:48 PM

Earn your rewards

When I was teaching, my students had to earn their rewards. I think it is unfair to give kids kudos just because they are breathing. What kind of a lesson does that teach children?

Hannah, March 13, 2015 6:24 AM

Participation takes effort.

It's not for nothing.

(4) Baron, April 28, 2009 11:01 AM

It's more fun to win

I coached Little League baseball in an area with heavy Jewish population and although we stressed having fun and good spotsmanship we also stressed playing hard and try to win because in truth its more fun.

(3) mountain william, April 27, 2009 11:27 PM

one or the other?

Why should it be only one or the other/ while we should be concerned with having fun should it be only fun and no goal? if so then why should we worry about paying the rent or keeping a spouse for that mater? on the other hand should it be only about win/lose and no fun? Should one only worry about paying the bills and never kiss the spouse? How log would that relationship last? In summary one must be concerned with both or lose out entirely in life... just realize that because one has lost in one arena doesn't mean that you must keep losing in that area forever. after all if you didn't know that you lost occasionally how would you know where to apply effort and correction?

(2) Anonymous, April 27, 2009 11:12 AM

all in moderation

Although the point of a game is to have fun, a little healthy competition is not a bad thing. Although the coach was definitely out of line in screaming at the kids and putting them down, competition is a natural part of life and it is important that kids learn to deal with that- but un a fun way.

(1) NM Rosen, April 27, 2009 7:47 AM

betting on a good time

Competition can be very intimidating for youth. While there are children who are overweight/obese, there is also the other extreme of kids being pushed to and beyond the limit, ergo explaining why too much activeness can make someone pass out. It all depends on the flow of enjoyment of the game being played - if it is too challenging, then it is too frustrating, and if it is too easy, then it is too boring.


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