SocialTheory into Practice: Critical Theory: A World Without Sport
Accordingto (Rogers, 2010), sports have enabled people to spend their sparetime effectively for many years. Without sports, people will notbother themselves by the lives of other people in the world. Theywill likely spend much of their time thinking about their welfare.Similarly, people will have no reason to think about the impossible.In other words, life without sports will involve thinking about theirneeds and questioning things that go wrong in their countries(Rogers, 2010).
Sportscontribute immensely to the economy and how people buy products.Without sports, the buying of goods that are mostly associated withsports such as clothing and specific types of foods like chips andbeer will reduce significantly. The demand for these goods will dropsince people will not be spending their time in a way that stimulatesconsumption of ‘unhealthy foods’ (Gregory, 2003). Similarly,sport is one of the sources of employment for both men and women.Thus, loss of sport means loss of a source of income which is themain contributor for economic growth.
Withthe existence of sports, media has ventured in specific populationthat consumes specific products (Gregory, 2003). The absence of sportwill force media to shift goals and start covering other activitieswithin the society that can generate income. In other words, mediawill be forced to consider almost everything that takes place in thesociety important since they will not have specific population tocover.
Sportshave contributed significantly to the lives of many people includingme. Apart from assisting me spend my leisure time appropriately,sport has enabled me to be outgoing and explore many areas (Rogers,2010). Sport has also enabled me to create many friends fromdifferent backgrounds. Without sport, I may indulge in un-societalactivities and become selective in choosing friends. Equally, loss ofsport will significantly affect my personality. Apart from losingconfidence, I will become weak since my overall development will beaffected with the absence of sport.
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