I love sports. Give me any game and I can see enjoyment in it. More important I find is the reflection of real life that sport can give. Life will throw adversity at you,life will test you. Sport can teach us lots about who we are and who we want to become.
I classify opponents in sport into three distinct categories.
Opponent 1; they might have strengths you don't, and vice versa. A good honest tussle will ensue and you hope your preparation betters theirs and you come out on top. Some battles you win,some you don't.
Opponent 2; who tries to live with you but can't. An honest effort is put in,but ultimately you win. You shake hands afterwards and keep your head down and work so that you always keep that edge over them knowing that they'll be doing the same working on their weaknesses.
Opponent 3; just can't live with you. But instead of trying to compete honestly,will start to play dirty and try to take the game onto their level. I always loved playing these ones! 😂You knew after that first ball when they make no attempt to take you on at the game that they have nothing,and never will. They aren't willing to put in the work,they will just keep trying the cheap shots. But ultimately you have too much for them,too much class,too much work put in and have every base covered.
One day I hope to introduce my kids to sport and I'll tell them that it doesn't matter the result. What matters is that they aren't like opponent 3. Because once that person leaves the field of play,they are still that person deep down. At least opponent 1&2 can leave the field with their head held high.
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