Sports and recreation are the mock UN and student councils of the masses. They are how we express political values indirectly, simulate them in a safe environment, test how they feel, and set the stage for the rest of our lives. Its how we embed societal assumptions and values in our next of kin. Addressing and expressing politics directly is, well, shitty. Turn it into a game! And I never felt good after those soccer games in middle school. Maybe it was puberty, but no one ever meant it when they said "good game." Everyone was amped after a good skate though, and the enthusiam required no losing on any side. Competition feels like shit. Ill stay on the outside of the well lit field thank you very much.
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