The Value of Sports

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The True Value of Sports Sports have been a part of life since the beginning of human existence. Artifacts suggest that sporting activities originated in ancient Egypt as early as 2000 BC. The Pharaohs and other wealthy people in that time period were the only ones with the privilege to participate in such events. However, in today’s world, that’s not the case. Sports are widely accessible for all ages, and I got involved early. I started playing soccer and baseball when I was about four years old. I was introduced to football when I was in fourth grade, and played it up until I graduated high school. Some of the friends I made back in pop warner have been my best friends even today, and I see no reason for that to change. Through sports we are taught many priceless lessons that ultimately make us better people. Some of these lessons include; discipline, hard work, and the opportunity to build unbreakable bonds. When I was seven years old I walked onto a football field for the first time. I was pretty nervous and intimated, and the equipment was brutally heavy. However, I failed to recognize I had just stepped into a game that would shape my character for the rest of my life. At that early of a stage in my life, I had never really given my all in anything and never suffered real pain and agony. As the season progressed the practices got more and more strenuous, and the pain magnified. Football put my determination and my will power to the test, and often was close to defeating me. Much to my pleasure though, I was not alone in this struggle. Every other person on the team had to endure the same pain as me, and this was a main reason why we all became very close. As the years passed I had built a solid foundation through football, and was eager for the last year of my football career, my senior year. A majority of the kids on the team I had

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