Schools should not get rid of sports because as much as people like to think that they are a distraction, sports are actually beneficial for students. In the article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?” it states that “According to a 2013 report…physically active kids have more focus, are better problem solvers, and score higher on tests” (O’Shei 12). This means that children who participate in sports preform better in school compared to students who do not participate in sports. It proves that sports are helping students preform better in school, not distracting them from it. This is significant because schools want their students to do as well as they can and it turns out sports are helping with that. Why would schools want to get rid of something that is beneficial for students’ learning? From developing important social skills, to getting higher grades, there are many different ways a student can benefit from sports. Also, playing a sport, or being active in general, helps relieve stress. With homework, presentations, and all the other stress school brings, it is important that students have a balance. Sports gives students that balance. Schools might want to think twice about banning sports teams because they actually help a child’s academic career more than people think.
Not everyone should get a trophy because some people probably deserve it more than others. If a person on the team proves that they are the best and give it their all, they deserve the trophy. For example, in the article it states “Both Coffin and Anthony point out that trophies can lose their meaning when everyone gets one….trophies are not an effective way for coaches to motivate players receiving a pat on the back, a thumbs up from the coach ...is what keeps the kids coming back”(Tarshis 26). This is significant because someone else who only participated should not get one since everyone participated, so everyone will end up getting a trophy just for trying. Then a trophy is not that special and you don’t have to work that hard for it since someone only needs to participate to earn it. Trophies should be something someone has to work hard to earn. That will make people want to compete more and try again, to fight for that trophy. Therefore, this is why everyone should not get a trophy.
Schools should not get rid of sports because it keeps people active. For example, in the article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?” it states that “sports do have many benefits, providing exercise, lessons in perseverance, school spirit and just plain fun” (Ripley 10). This quote is saying that sports give students a chance to do physical activity other than gym. Most schools have gym included as a class, so students get that exercise. But there are some students that are unable to do sports outside of school. So doing a school sport can give them a chance to play a sport they enjoy or try new things and be active. This is important because now a days children are not doing physical activity as much because there is things like tv and other electronics. By having schools sports children can be more active and get the exercise they need. Therefore, schools should not get rid of sports because the children need the physical activity.
Not everyone should get a trophy because it sends the wrong message to children that even if they don't try they get a trophy. For example, in the article it states “In life, most people are not rewarded for simply doing what's required”(Tarshis 27). This is significant because if your boss tells you to do something and you don't do it right he is going to fire you. Therefore children should not get a trophy just for trying at something.
Not everyone should get a trophy because it sends the wrong message to children that even if they don't try they get a trophy. For example, in the article it states “In life, most people are not rewarded for simply doing what's required”(Tarshis 27).This is significant because Children will not be rewarded for doing what is expected of them and that if everyone were to receive a trophy. Also when they get older they will not receive trophies or awards whenever they accomplish what is expected for motivation or any other reason, so they will think that the future is easy without working hard to accomplish what is needed of them. If your boss tells you to do something and you don't do it right he is going to fire you. You have to work hard to get a trophy. Therefore children should not get a trophy just for trying at something.
Schools should not get rid of athletic activities because students can establish an ability of relief when handling with school work. For example, in the article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?” it states that “Today, studies show that schools with big athletics programs tend to have lower dropout rates” (O’Shei 12). In this quote it states that students who participate in sports demonstrate how passionate they are about their most beloved activity. Which translates that they choose to stay at school to participate in a school team, which can increase interest. This is significant because academic studies become more stressful as every new year approaches, which means that students need some type of method to relieve the tension. When, dealing with essays and exams students can create a cluster of stress, which is not healthy if it occurs on a daily basis. By playing their favourite sport, it can help students be more active, and is a skillful method to become more relaxed. Also, becoming a member of a sports team can initiate being more social towards others, and so students can look forward to being more active everyday. Therefore, schools should not prohibit sports teams because students can relieve stress when participating in a favoured sport or activity.
Everyone should not receive a trophy because it will cause problems in the future. In the article, “Should Everyone Get a Trophy,” it states, “In life, most people are not rewarded for simply doing what’s required… trophies can lose their meaning when everyone gets one” (Tarshis 27). In this text it states that in the future, children will not be rewarded for doing what is expected of them and that if everyone were to receive a trophy, it would not be as special. This is significant because when children age and grow up, they will not receive trophies or awards whenever they accomplish what is expected for motivation or any other reason, so this is leading the children to an unrealistic future. They may be discouraged easier and may quit things sooner because they aren’t receiving the motivation that they are used to. Also, since people work harder than others, when they receive a trophy it would not be as special and it would not have as much of a meaning. A trophy is supposed to award someone for an accomplishment, but when someone receives a trophy for doing what is required it takes away the importance and specialness of the trophy. If everyone were to receive A’s in school for just showing up to class, when students who worked for the A received the same grade, they would not feel as accomplished since everyone received one even when they possibly didn’t put in as much of an effort. Therefore, everyone should not receive a trophy because it could cause children problems as they grow up.
The current generation needs more boredom in their lives because without active use of the attention network for introspection, millennials are likely to fall into destructive habits. For example, in the article “Is Boredom Really That Bad?”, it states “It can also be destructive―leading to anxiety (shouldn’t I be doing something?) and bad decision-making (maybe I’ll ride my bike down the stairs; what could go wrong?).” (Lewis 28). In this quote, it demonstrates that without regular use of an attention network, the brain can get out of shape and lead to detrimental habits. By routinely being bored, the introspective side of your brain gets to practice valuable habits and instead allows you to regulate emotions comfortably. While it is true that boredom can also be harmful and especially so for teenagers, if balanced effectively and done in moderation, it can lead to a practical skill that many millennials do not have. In comparison to keeping boredom at bay, it is significantly better to suffer boredom once or twice and be rewarded later on when you have acquired active introspection. Therefore, the current generation should consist of more boredom, however in moderation to prevent self-destructive habits.
Stores should be allowed to spy on you because of the important information it gives out. For example in the article "High-Tech tools help stores--and Shoppers" it states that "They can improve displays, showcase popular merchandise, and streamline checkout lines" (Givens 23). In this quote it states that, if the stores put out cameras, the store can watch the body language of the customers in the way if they are drawn in to the product or not appealed. It is important to do this so that if they see more people who are appealed to a certain product, they can offer customized bargains. This is significant because the more that stores watchs the tape, the more they can play with the prices and oftentimes this can result in a good thing for the customers like buy one get one free and discounts. Therefore, stores should be allowed to spy on you because of the important information it gives out.
No, schools should not ban sports because they promote a healthy well-being. For example, in the article "Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?" it states, "These skills will serve you in many areas of your life, from your relationships with your friends to your future jobs." (O'Shei 13). In this quote, it explains that sports can be a vital asset for future development of yourself, your career, friendships, and so on. This is important because although sports do have drawbacks, children earn plenty of new relationships while doing so and plenty of skills also. Not to mention that sports are extremely popular, and are entirely optional, as it is clear sports are not meant for everyone. Lastly, sports likely is not the main cause why schools in the United States are lacking behind in comparison to other countries. Therefore, schools should not ban sports.
Athletes are overpaid because people who save lives do not make nearly as much as a professional athlete. For example, in the article “Are Athletes Overpaid” it states that “ the average salaries for professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey players tend to be in the $2 million to $5 million a year range. Compare that with the average income for a family: $54,000, “ (Edelman 24). Athletes make a pretty decent amount more while all they are doing is playing a sport and entertaining audiences. Nurses, on the other hand, make an average of 70,000 dollars a year saving lives. This is important because saving lives and keeping the world safe is much more important than entertainment. Without life saving occupations such as doctors, policemen and firemen, the world would not be as safe and well kept as it is today, the same cannot be said about professional athletes. Therefore, due to lack of significance in society, athletes are overpaid.
Yes, technology does have a negative effect on the friendships of society because minors allow these online relationships to impose on their corporeal affairs. For example, in the article “Is Technology Killing Our Friendships?” it states that, “Thirteen-year-old Kaylee has a lot of friends--552, actually, if you count up both her Instagram followers and Facebook friends. And she spends a lot of time with them… A typical teen sends 2,000 texts a month and spends more than 44 hours per week in front of a screen” (Tarshis 18). In this quote, it demonstrates that adolescents often spend a copious amount of time on the internet which negates the balance between healthy media usage and tangible human interaction, consequently rescinding their contact to the physical world. This is significant because teenagers are advancing to adulthood, where social knowledge, profitable interrelations, and genuine bonds are fundamental to a perdurable career. Without these assets, well-paying jobs will become nearly unattainable, which constricts the freedom to spend money on necessities and desires. Therefore, in order to live comfortably during their future, their usage of technology should be kept at an equitable level so as to not impede on their real-life relationships.
Children should not get a trophy for something they did not win because it does not replicate real life. In the article "The wrong message" it states that "In life, most people are not rewarded for simply doing what's required". This is important because if children think that they will get a reward for doing a simple task, they will not get the reality that in life you must work hard to be rewarded. Therefore, if children are handed a reward for doing nothing they will not get the mentality that they need to work to get a reward.
Not just anyone should get a trophy as it defeats the purpose of a trophy which is to be rewarded for working your hardest. For example in the article “Should Everyone Get a Trophy” it states that “In life, most people are not rewarded for simply doing what’s required. A student doesn’t get a A just for going to class. An employee doesn’t get a raise just for arriving to work on time.” (Tarshis 27). In this quote this demonstrates that in life you need to work your hardest to achieve what is required and accepted as that is what will be expected in the future. This is significant because giving trophies to people who do not try as hard is poorly setting them up in the future as it shows they can get by and be rewarded for doing a simple task that is already expected to be done. Therefore trophies are meant to motivate you to work hard and do your best, if everyone got trophies for doing nothing it defeats the purpose entirely and trophies lose their effect.
The school should not get rid of sports because it will be taking away our right to fitness. For example in the article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports” it states that “sports do have many benefits-providing exercise, lessons in perseverance and just plain fun” (MacDonell 10). In this quote it is stating that sports have many benefits for us including exercise, being able to be fit. In doing exercise we are increasing energy levels, improving muscle strength, it helps us maintain a healthy weight and it improves our brain function. In society when people tend to turn fifteen they want to get a job, so they can earn money, if this right ever gotten taken away it would take the right away from your future. In a similar way if sports are taken away from schools it is impacting students futures for the worst. Therefore schools should not get rid of sports.