I Love Football Analysis

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This story may seem trivial at first, but its formative role shaped whom I am today and continues to influence every aspect of my life. From my relationships, health, values, and character, this chapter from my youth continues to play a key role in the unraveling of my narrative. This story touches on adversity, resilience, and hope, but at its core, this is a story about the first time I fell in love. This love developed into a deep, true love to which I dedicated myself no matter what I felt. I chose this love every single day of my life, through the good and the bad, the challenges and the triumphs. I would get up at six am for my love, go to school, and not get home until six or seven at night. On days off from school and holidays, I would …show more content…
Every year, those who enjoy the sport risk life and limb to participate – many escape seemingly unharmed, but countless others will carry life-altering physical and mental burdens with them for the duration of their lives because of playing football. With these risks in mind, it can be a challenge to maintain love for sport as harmful and hazardous as football; yet, I have seen all the good that this game can provide. Football can provide purpose and structure to those who need it most in their lives. The right team can set young athletes on a path of personal and emotional success. Finally, as you will see in my own story, one’s relationship with football has the ability to form and transform the lives of every participant for the …show more content…
Although football allowed me to practice teamwork, leadership, and drive, the true fruit of the process rests in the perseverance as I pursued of my goal. As I reflect on this story, it becomes clear that the process, more than the outcome, shaped my character. My relentless pursuit toward a goal pushed me to practice and form virtuous habits of determination and perseverance. Continuing on my journey despite the ridicule and disapproval from peers, coachers, and community members allowed me to practice and develop courage. Setbacks along the way juxtaposed with signs of encouragement strengthened my sense of patience and hope. Finally, when I did achieve success and acclamation, I had the opportunity to sharpen my sense of humility. These practices and habits offered me countless chances to grow in virtue, and ultimately more fully form my character in a positive

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