Whether you want to believe it or not, we would like to pay attention to sport for very different reasons. In fact, the real stuff that makes sports like sport in every man, whether it is sport or not. What kind of things can we learn about human nature if we simply look at the excitement of the competition? Responses may be surprising. Not only are answers in themselves interesting, but they can also help in other ways.
There are quite simple and clear explanations for why we love sports. Sport teaches loyalty, endurance and honor. It gives us a way to attach, it is a catarctic and we identify teams and players. We live indirectly through the players we are watching. We have our favorite players, and there are some teams that we've been rooting for because our brother or dad loved us and we're still rooting them today. Or maybe we can follow a sport we've played as a kid.
But there is something deeper, stronger, and most interesting.
We Are All Just Big Children
Whether you want to believe it or not, every adult is just a big kid. We're all great kids. We have just hidden our true feelings and thoughts with highly advanced skills (or at least most of them). We still want to belong or accept our partners, we all want to love, we still feel emotional pain, and we still find ourselves in immediate satisfaction if we know better. And yes, some people are still lying and cheating on our daily lives.
We will certainly hide things better and often we "act" successfully, as if we did not care about debt, love, pain or anything else. We are down a bit more mature and wise, but basically they are still children. We can not say loud anymore, but sometimes we think of ourselves: "It's not fair!" We play better than work. Some may argue, depending on whether they stand up or sit down that this is especially true of men. Maybe that's why more men are athletic fans than women.
You see watching sports is a perfect, safe and secure, black and white, small microcosm life. Players, the team or the game after the players, the team or the game will allow us to experience experiences and depths and a whole series of emotions as well as in real life, but does not really affect it.
And unlike life, sport and games are generally fair! There are rules and a crystal clear framework or paradigm that all participants and viewers know. There is never a jackpot thrown into a sports game, for example, rules that have changed in the middle of the game. If an offense is committed, the perpetrator will be punished. They are not frustrated at times as they are in real life.
Finally, there is a clear winner and loser. We assume that the game we are watching is a life where everything is perfectly honest, everyone plays the rules, and everything makes sense.
Children are more likely to think about things in black and white. Through life and maturation, we know that life is a series of gray. But we all still want a simpler and easier life. When things look only in black and white, things are really simpler and simpler, but life is not so clear.
This helps explain why politicians break their platform into simple loud bites and complexity-free terms are often better than politicians who talk about a life that is, in fact, a complex, interconnected world of shades.
Sports Watching allows us to have a temporary, safe and socially acceptable way for our true nature, childish. So, next time dealing with a hard person, do not forget that only a big child like you and everyone else, and perhaps this knowledge will help you deal with them a little bit easier.
and sports are common?
Did you wonder why so many people, including maybe you, enjoy so much horror movies? Safe way to ensure a high level of suspension for people without real danger. Sports can be the same. Again, watching sports allows us to enter a perfect world where the suspended result does not affect our lives (unless of course there is a nasty problem of sports gambling).
People love drama, suspense, and resolution. the elements of sport. In fact, the closer the game is, the more suspensions it has. If we identify with a player and win, we're happy to be successful. However, if we lose the player's team, we feel a little bit of a defeat. But our life is not affected. And athletes usually only add to drama and suspension.
Sport game is a kind of story. There is a beginning and a end. There is a protagonist (his team) and an antagonist (the other team). There is a scene and setting for the stadium at noon, and there is an act that is the action. Only after the games are over and depending on whether the team has won or not, they decided to have a story or end the tragedy.
Reptilia Brain and War
Whether you believe it or not, people are much closer to nature and fauna than most people would like to think. We are not close to nature; we are part of this. In an evolutionary sense, we are much closer to our intelligent animal ancestors than naturally transcendental sensual species. Our behavior is rather driven by our "primitive brain" than our newly developed neocortex, which is the seat of our intelligence. The primitive brain or the lower cerebral function include, inter alia, the behavior of combat or flight, hunger, fear, and sex.
A common but erroneous concept is that human brain is the result of several decades of evolution. The primitive or reptilian part of our brain is the old, but extra-large neocortex of the brain that separates us from other mammals, only a few million years ago, the mere decline of the evolutionary bucket. Neocortex did not have much time to develop and therefore our primitive brain plays a significant role in our lives.
Our basic flight or combat mentality manifests itself in sport. We can talk on something deeper and unconscious to talk to the guy who's playing football in the final zone and pursuing an angry man. We understand how it feels to check another player in hockey and cheat on the boards. Or you can sympathize with a NASCAR pilot who handles a competitor but throws him down and persecutes him.
Our primitive desire to dominate the sport is ours. When our team wins, we experience some sort of dominance on our opponent's team and fan.
Our predatory nature is lit when we see a lineback after playing football on a massive soccer player and expecting the perfect moment to strike his prey with a weapon. If someone is playing basketball, football or baseball, they have a similar effect on us.
Our tribal instincts are met by the sports. We all want something; this is a basic human need because we are such social animals. We identify with a team like our ancestors in their trunk. This is especially true of the modern man of the Western world, where the community has regained independence.
Our primitive fighting nature is happy with the sport. There seems to be an innate desire for war, even in the so-called "modern" man. Indeed, look at today's world and how many current wars are going on and you will see how far we are for real peace. Pathetically, the last statement prevails in almost every moment of history, no matter when it is read. This is again due to the fact that our "primitive", survival-driven, combat or flight mind is controlled by our rational and intelligent "modern" brain.
Every sport game is like a little war between the tribes, the end and the declared winner. But there is an important difference; Unlike the war, no one dies in the sport.
One reason for the game is much more exciting than watching on TV that there is a kind of energy when many people get together and root for one reason. It might look like a mob-mentality. We do not have to look any further than our own stadiums where the pandemonium protested during a call or a celebration of a victory. Sports Urges People's Game and Combat Instincts
And since our modern life does not contain a real physical threat and we take care of all our basic needs right now, we now have an emptiness that somehow needs to be filled by our primitive brain. Sports matches the bill. This gives the illusion of reality where there are no consequences. This gives us the illusion of battle, war, victory and defeat, without the consequences. And it has the illusion of being a child again, even if it is temporary.
You may not like sports at all, but we're all pretty childish. We all want a stage in our lives. And we all are constantly touching our primitive brain. Sports Watching is an excellent way for people to reconcile these inevitable facts