Definition Essay: The Importance Of Sports In Our Culture

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Sports have great meaning in many cultures because they are often used as a peaceful battle. These battles are often used to show superiority over others. Humans seem to have a competitive nature that creates their love for sports. As humans, we don 't want to seem weaker than others so losing a game can create anger and battles off the field. Sports have a great meaning in a culture of a nation or just a small community. In my high school community sports are very important, sometimes seeming to come before school work, friends and family. I always know how important sports are in my community what I didn’t know is how important sports are to all humanities. As humans competition is important to us and sports are a way for us to compete in …show more content…
Where baseball is the Dominican Republic’s “major source of cultural pride” (Klein in Sanabria, 320), basketball is our school’s cultural pride. Last night one of my friends scored is one thousand points of his varsity career. Social media was flooded from our South Kortright fans congratulating him. When he scored that one thousand point it wasn’t considered just a win for him, but for our community. We are proud of our success in sports because it mentally empowers us. When we win, we feel dominate over our competition. Not only is the support on social media strong but people from all ages come to support our athletes. Our friday nights were not spent out with friends but at our school cheering on the team. Sports are part of SK everyday. “Playing baseball was as quotidian as eating black bean and rice and roasting a pig on Christmas eve.” (Gonzalez Echevarria in Sanabria, 322) I was able to relate to this quote because so much of my childhood revolved around sports. The neighboring school Stamford is considered our rival. They are our biggest competitors in our sports. Because there is a of rival over sports it got translated to other areas. Knowing little about the students in Stamford we are quick to judge. A “she plays dirty” can quickly create a reputation for someone. People can be judged just by what team they support. The thousands of Salvadorans living in Honduras were sent …show more content…
Sports are a way for us to dominate others and become of higher status. The reading material made think deeper and think about how evolution made humans competitive creating the importance of sports to us. Realizing that sports can become personal as it challenges your strength against others it makes sense that people get so upset when they lose. It is no wonder why sports are so important to humans. Growing up I thought that my community was unique for their love of sports but the reading helped me see that not only is sports important in many cultures but it is important for all humans in

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