Proximity doesn't matter anymore, we can choose to be connected with people we actually like and shut ourselves off to those around us.
Teams take alot of commitment just like the important relationships in our lives. I used to play inline hockey and I loved it, but it took a lot of encouragement from my dad to get me to practice and games. He was very supportive with all that. When my parents separated and we moved to Auckland with mum. I wasn't an easy teenager to live with and I opted out of sports. I wonder if opting out of team sports all together has left me at a disadvantage and what choices young people are making today.
Teams acknowledge all the stereotypes the fat kid, nerd, and jock. They cram us together and force us to set aside our differences for a common goal. They teach us valuable life skills, more than just getting along with others. Today I'm still resistant to joining teams. I'm interested in action sports and they are becoming a megatrend throughout the world. Action sports embrace self-expression and creativity. Mostly unregulated and non-competitive there are no coaches telling you what to do or parents yelling from the sidelines.
What did you learn playing sports as a kid?
Are you a team sports, action sports person or both?
Are you fearful that we seem to shut ourselves off more each year to those around us?
What have you learned from action sports, something team sports couldn't give you?
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