‘Never say never because limits like fears are often illusions.’ This quote is by a famous basketball player  micheal B. Jardan. In lights of these words I began to comprehend just how much sports can teach you. A small child I used to think that sports was just a matter of physical strength. But as I began to grew I came to the realization that it is so much more than that.

Its no exaggeration to state that sports help build every aspect of human development which are physical, social, emotional and cognitive. Sports play an immense part in our bodies physical development. Whether it is extreme sports like boxing or wrestling or just simple street games like lagori, gullidanda, hide and sick, these activities can help us avert heart disease, lungs disease, underweight or obesity problems and will help us maintain a strong and healthy body that will be beneficial to us throughout our lives and will also increase our life expectancy.

Humans are social creatures and the situations that arise during these sporting events helps us develop our teamwork and collaboration with other people. It also gives kids a competitive environment to flourish, within  a set of rules. And the joy that is accomplished when your teams acquires victory is so immense that it floods your entire brain and body with sheer bliss. And that victory acts like a shiny beacon of hope to inspire even more young hearts to aspire to the same. In this way emotional skills are developed. Cognitive skills can also be developed through sports.

Furthermore even people who aren’t directly engaged in playing sports can learn and be inspired by the amazing sportsmen and sportsmen who practice a huge amounts of skills and perseverance and physical and mental strength so has sports helped me develop as a person? Yes, would say it certainly has.