Gareth talks about how playing sports can help us in life as well.
Hello. My name is Gareth and I'm from England and my question is what can sports teach people about life?
Well, I think sports can teach us a number of things and I think there are many skills that we can learn from sports and we can apply in our own lives. Firstly, I think that sports teach us we need to work hard, that we need to consistently and constantly work hard in order to improve ourselves and to develop. I also think that sports can teach us about teamwork and how collaboration is really, really important in our real lives, how we need to oftentimes compromise, negotiate and trust in other people and I think through this we often achieve better results than we would have had we done it alone, had we been by ourselves. By doing so, I think listening to the judgements of our friends and family and co-workers often improve our judgements and this kind of brings me to my third point about sports and how they help our lives. I think when you are doing a sport, you often need to react in the moment. You need to react very quickly and you need to take in input from your surroundings, so what's happening around you. For example, if you're swimming and the person on your right is gaining on you or is speeding up, you often need to speed up yourself so it kind of pushes you to change what you're doing and I think that that's a very useful skill in your own life of being able to react in the moment to things that are happening around you and I think sports can help us to do that.
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