This I Believe

Tyler - Heber City, Utah
Entered on December 13, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: sports


“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” I believe that sports activities help people realize who they really are. I believe that statement because I’m living proof. When I was growing up I was a rather shy kid, those or you who know me might find that hard to believe, but it’s true. In about the first grade is when things would make me mad, I knew I couldn’t do any thing about it because I would get in trouble. As the years went on up too about fourth grade, I couldn’t hold my anger in any longer. And I was a rather competitive kid, which I didn’t know until this incident. Anyways so I couldn’t hold it in any longer when my soccer team lost and the other guys started to rub it in. that’s when I popped, I charged at one of the kids and tackled him down. once he was down I began hitting him in the face. After some kid pushed me off and pinned me down it took me awhile to realize what just happened. When I got home I told my parents about it and they decided to ground me for a week and sign me up for football the next year. Time passed by and I kept having those random outbursts of bottled up anger, it wasn’t until football season started when I calmed down. If I had a bad day at school I would only have to hold it in until 3:30 right after school and I could just go out and tackle someone. I would totally suggest football for a kid, it helps with more than just bottled up anger! After football I started using this new found way of expressing my self in other sports like soccer and baseball. When I got mad on the field I would just kick the ball harder or throw the ball faster, or hit the ball further. It was helping me in many more ways over the years and, helped me become who I am today!

And all these kids out there with my same problem, stick it to the man and play sports! I believe that playing sports helps people become who they are today.