Why All of Us Want to Be Smart – And Why Sports
Sports are organized physical activities and competitions. These fill the human need to competition, physical challenge and play. This is really the main difference between sports and, recreation, or other activities which can be considered “activity.” In fact, all sports could be considered a competition in their own right since humans have an inherent competitive drive. This drives all of the social behaviors, we have.
There is a popular notion that sports involve only athletes or highly skilled professional athletes. However, this is not the case since there are many athletes of every caliber. All sports activities develop the following four skill sets: physical skill, mental skill, spirit and technique. All sports have the ability to physically engage the body. This is perhaps the most important skill set involved in sports. It is the driving force behind sportsmanship which is why the skill is equated with victory in sports.
Mental skill is one of the more developed aspects of sports which has been demonstrated through the results of research. The ability to process information quickly and with great concentration is developed by sports. Additionally, sports participants have the ability to creatively and logically solve problems while sporting activities often require quick thinking and critical thinking. Spirit is not often thought of as a skill in sports but it is an important part of sports. Spirit is associated with having a sense of fair play and a strong sense of what is moral and ethical based on past experiences while being motivated to excel at the occasion.