Competitive sports: the most universal activity throughout the world, and possibly the universe. All sports have their loyal fans, who stick with them through the good seasons and the bad, the trophy-raising dominating seasons and the worst in the division seasons. However, obviously not every team can win their leagues championship every year, and mostly many teams go years upon years without winning some hardware. Years ago, teams with the best records that won championships typically generated the most income and revenue and would draft and buy the best players, therefore creating dynasties and would give other teams no chance of winning. In the recent years professional sports leagues have fixed this problem by creating what is known as
America’s Got Talent is a big show with many talented people. To win and get one million dollar is not easy to do. He used to think that he came to this contest, just because he wanted to show his voice to public. Moreover, he wanted the world knows him. However, he felt that he could not win in this competition, he had though many people are better than he did.
Wear and Tear on Professional Athletes Many individuals think that becoming a professional athlete would be one of the greatest achievements/jobs that they could ever accomplish. Not only do professional athletes get paid a very handsome salary but they get to enjoy the luxury of having a sport as a career title. However, most people do not release how much more strain and stress is put on one’s body by becoming a professional athlete. Professional athletes are expected to push their bodies past the extreme, to have potentialy unhealthy diets, and may have to face many injuries. One of the leading causes of athletes shorter live span is injuries.
He was truly a genius with all the machines he built that were way before his time. I never would of thought that architects would have as many rivals as he did but when your as good as he was a lot of people would be jealous. One thing that amazed me was how long all the models and pieces of the dome took to build. Also since they didn’t have planes of course to ship the materials they needed it took forever and shipping materials overseas was dangerous back then too for example when they had to get the marble shipped over. I couldn’t imagine devoting most of my life to building a dome.
In the past, high status and resources meant greater opportunities for reproduction with other successful mates, therefore being a celebrity gives lots of chances for reproductive success. Henrich and Gil-White proposed the prestige hypothesis, which argues it is often difficult to establish which specific behaviours lead to success in a famous individual. This means it make sense in evolutionary terms to copy all of the behaviours of a successful individual. Evolutionary explanations are very hard to test scientifically as we cannot go back in time to see if it is true. As such, it is not a truly scientific explanation for the attraction of celebrity.
A young man entering the trade could expect to work alongside men more skilled in erecting timber than steel, and if he were not permanently disabled, he might live ten years in the trade, possibly longer if he were lucky. Since steel erection attracted only the most daring of independent men, little or no thought was given to the need for formation of an effective Union for their protection. Nevertheless, many of these eligible bachelors, admired from a distance below by the "wholesome young girls" of the Gay Nineties for their feats of courage and strength, later gave thought to such things as provisions for sickness, injury, or death to protect their families. Primarily for these reasons, thirteen delegates form
Success requires that there are those who achieve it and those who don’t, winners and losers per say. The winners are dependant upon those beneath them for them to be able to stay afloat. Those at the top percentiles of income would not be able to accomplish what they have through out their life time without those at the low end of the spectrum. A common belief in the U.S is that people at any end of the spectrum have the right to attempt to obtain large fortunes, and also to attend any college including ivy Leagues universities. There is a drive to achieve greatness within us all yet we cannot all have our dreams come true.
This is like practice makes perfect. Gladwell also believes that support from your family is crucial to success. An example of this would be Chris Langan. He was a genius but had no support from his family, therefore he was not successful. In my opinion, the 10,000 rule is the most convincing reason for success.
They need to do more things that involve everyday people trying to get in good shape. Despite what most critics think these commercials are hurting more than helping. Greatness is not only for the naturally gifted chosen athletes; greatness can be achieved by any hardworking person not wanting to take the easy way out. Nike is a major sporting retailer and has the ability to influence the obese community by changing their commercial strategies and target audience. Obesity has become a big issue in America and instead of motivating others to get fit; it would be more beneficial to help people by giving them the steps to “find their
In evolutionary terms a male can reproduce and almost infinite amount of times when compared to a female who can only reproduce every 9 months minimum (Buss, 1995). In evolutionary terms a male is also looking to reproduce to pass on his genetic legacy in his offspring. As mentioned humans have evolved to a level where most of the recessive genes have not been passed on and that there are now clear characteristics that males seek when looking for a healthy partner. Due to the nature of western society it is frowned upon for a male to have multiple sexual partners due to the level of investment that can actually be provided. That means that although in evolutionary terms a male is able to reproduce at a far higher rate that females in humans they are more likely to settle on one sexual partner, in accordance with the fact that the males resources will be limited and stretched thin over a long period of time, it would not be possible to rear multiple offspring with different sexual partners.