Games of Kindness

. September 1, 2016.
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Athletes and Spectators – Take note By Daniel Intrater

Competition can bring out the best in all of us…but at times, it can also bring out the worst. Merriam Webster defines competition: “To strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same.” Sometimes during competitions, our emotions take over as we try to best or overcome our opponent, at times fueling with adrenaline or into a fury of anger.  The heat of competition can get the best of anyone, but looking back after the fact, think of the competition.

I’ve met many friends through competition. Banding together on a field/court/rink helps to develop relationships.  Whether taking notice of a teammate, coach, or opponent, competition is enhanced with the kindness of noticing another’s talent or helping a teammate/opponent when they are injured. When competition is taken to the next level and these strong relationships develop through kindness and compassion, and the game ultimately changes, forming strong friendships and bonds.

Daniel Intrater: Sophomore at Ohio University, Studying Sports Management, Journalism, and Law

Daniel Intrater: Sophomore at Ohio University, Studying Sports Management, Journalism, and Law

As an athlete or a spectator, kindness enhances aspects of competition. Spectators, during a competition, sometimes forget that they are only observing and can become too engaged in the game. As a participant in the competition, the worst experience is added outside pressure and stress from spectators. It is more encouraging to hear positive messages from spectators and, if that’s not possible due to lack of self control, silence can be the better choice.

As a three sport athlete in high school and now working as an intern at BCSN where I  broadcast sporting events, I realize that competition enhances life through friendship, health, and emotional enrichment.  Kindness shared through a game or event encourages positive benefits.

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