Football is a sport that America has grown to love, and for myself, I have become passionate about the game. I Have played football ever since I was a little kid around the age of 8 or 9, ever since then my love for the game has grown stronger and stronger. But, there are many hardships that come with the game of football. The workouts are intense and can take a toll on ones body, and coaches make you do things that are very inconvenient to build up your mental toughness and character as a football player and as a man. The issue in this paper that I am going to discuss is about myself and football, dealing with the hard 6am workouts over the course of the school year and even worse, in the summer time. It is very hard waking up for football workouts and lifts at 6 in the morning when a teenage to early twenty year old kid wants to just sleep and get some rest. Although sleep is great and we all love to sleep I sacrificed some of my sleep time to better myself, my strength, and my skill level for football. Doing all this was not easy nor did I enjoy doing it at some times. And this was my issue, the game of football I loved and it gave me many pleasures, but the offseason work also gave me many pains, aches, and was not fun all the time. This is the issue I am going to write about, how football gives one many pleasures both good and bad, and many pains both good and bad. And how I had to view the issue dealing with the pros and cons of the pleasures and pains in which it gave me.
In class over the course of the semester we have talked about many topics dealing with the broad topic of ethics. The topic that I want to focus on in pleasures and pains, with pleasures, the compete activity, according to Artistotle, some are good and some are bad pleasures, but they all are equal which we discussed. A good pleasure, is a enthusiastic performance of a good activity. Whereas, a bad pleasure is obviously activity where one is not enthusiastic about completing the...
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