Self-Esteem Shouldn't Hinge On Success In Sports


I wish to take issue with Max Foster's sport talk column of Feb. 13. In the last part of his column he implies that self-esteem is not something doled out in a classroom or counseling session, but can be found by emersing yourself in being a "good" athlete and becoming almost obsessive about winning and being a champion. It seems to me that "true worth" or "self-esteem" needs to be taught in early childhood and not based on whether a person is a "true champion" or even good at sports!

Perhaps we need to look at our drive to win, be first, or better at something than somebody else. No wonder coaches at PHS are resigning.

John Depert, Payson

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