Comments on: >Sports Do Not Build Character, They Reveal It http://napkindad.com/blog/2010/05/19/sports-do-not-build-character-they-reveal-it/ Absorbent Art for Head and Heart Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:53:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: The Napkin Dad http://napkindad.com/blog/2010/05/19/sports-do-not-build-character-they-reveal-it/#comment-348 Thu, 20 May 2010 23:09:21 +0000 http://localhost/?p=716#comment-348 >One thing I remember hearing long ago that rang true was an explanation of the difference between men and women. Women talk to bond, men do to bond. Obviously, we aren't talking about all women and men fitting into this, but I do know that for me, going out and doing something with someone, athletic, games, or something like gardening, hiking, museum going, makes me feel closer to that person. We have done this thing together and it's revealed us to each other in that intangible way.
I also feel that that there is actually talking going on in those events and activities, it's just not put out the same way as it is when you are sitting and talking. Both have value, and I like both. But they are different and lead to different ways of understanding.

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By: chelsea coleman http://napkindad.com/blog/2010/05/19/sports-do-not-build-character-they-reveal-it/#comment-347 Thu, 20 May 2010 23:00:04 +0000 http://localhost/?p=716#comment-347 >My favorite favorite way to get to know someone is through playing a board game or cards with them, preferably backgammon. This interaction, similar to the interaction that takes place during sports, cuts down the awkward small talk, and gives people tangible things to talk about, without the utilitarian pressure of "getting things done" or "doing it the right way". There is a whole lot of value in incorporating these tangible, somewhat simple, things into any relationship. When we utilize our bodies and minds in this way, we can express so much more of ourselves and relay so much more information that we can when merely conversing in a relative vacuum. It is what I have always said about the music I write: "If I could say it in plain english, I would". Movement, music, art, cooking, sports, games, etc are all important ways of communicating who we are and where we come from!

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