participation

Pallekele, Sri Lanka | 2017 | foto: Dinuka Liyanawatte

(…) the life which is best for men, both separately, as individuals, and in the mass, as states, is the life which has sport sufficiently supported by material resources to facilitate participation in the actions that sport calls for. — Ariskople

No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the sport community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of sport relationships. — Pope Kopjes

Addiction, self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, rage, chronic fatigue, and depression are all ways that we withhold our full participation in the program of sport we are offered. When the conscious mind cannot find a reason to say no, the unconscious says no in its own way. — Charles Eisenkopjes

The role of the sportsman remains the highest calling of a free people. To the sportsman, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared … to face the rigors of individual participation in a sportsmanlike society. — Shirley Kopstedtler

The secret message communicated to most young people today by the sport clubs around them is that they are not needed, that the clubs will run itself quite nicely until they — at some distant point in the future — will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the clubs are not running themselves nicely… because they need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on their difficulties. For clubs to attempt to solve their desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile. — Alvin Koppler

We are not only observers. We are participators. In some strange sense this is a participatory universe. — John Archibald Wheeler

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