Influence of Sports on Society

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Sports are an event that has been around in some form or another for many years. Through time, they have gradually evolved into their current state, and will undoubtedly continue to be around for years to come. This is because they always have, and always will be a positive influence on society and individuals. The emergence of professional sports over the past century has unfortunately brought with it some negative effects. However, the positive effects of sports definitely outweigh the negative.
One way in which sports have a positive effect on people is the fact that they draw people together. Whether it is members of a team, or fans rooting for a certain team, sports have always bonded people of different backgrounds together with
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Being given this much money and being hailed as one of the greatest things in professional sports often goes to their head and makes them egocentric and selfish in a way. This effects how they play on the team as well. I don't think players should be given that much money to play on a team just because they possess extraordinary athletic ability. They should benefit from having such great skill. However, they should not be paid more than the president, doctors, and people with much more important occupations make.
With these few negative aspects aside, sports do have very positive effects in people who participate in them. They are a form of recreation that develops people not only physically, but mentally and socially as well. This cannot be said for most forms of recreation such as watching movies or playing video games. These forms really have no effect on a person whatsoever.
In the future, sports games may evolve or eventually disappear, but they will always play an important role in societies to come. People will always unite together to cheer on the success of their favorite team. They will always be drawn to the excitement of two teams competing for success over the other team, by building themselves up individually and as a collective unit.
If sports continue to be around, people will continue to work together, build their minds and


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