Societies Influence Society seems to influence all ages by poisioning our minds with lies and aggression. Aggression and hockey have gone together as long as sports have been around, be it the players themselves, to the parents, coaches, friends, they just seem to be an inseparable part of each other. The term violence is defined as physical assualt based on total disregard for the well being of self and others, or the intent to injure another person. Hockey seems to be promoting violence by broadcasting it all over the world advertising it to all children. There is no room for violence in our great game from my prospective.
I have been around this game my entire life and I don’t believe we need to make violence a part of it. I have seen to many injuries, to many concusions, broken wrists and broken faces. I have seen twelve year old kids trying to kick each other with skates on. All this is a mentality, that is taught to us hockey players. This lesson is to be rutheless to anyone and everyone.
I remember my very fist lesson I was in my first year in the rep system. I was fourteen and at that age I was very large for my size. My ncoach between the first and second period told me that if I didn’t go out there and lay a bone crushing body check that I was going to sit next game. He believed that all I was good for was to be violent. I was fourteen scared out of my mind and my next shift I went out there and just crushed a player from the opposing team.
From that point on all my coach wanted me to do for the rest of the season was fight. That year when I was fourteen I fought over twenty times in that season because of the surrounding pressure. The worst year of my life and I never ever want to see or hear of a player put in that position I was in. The game of hockey has always been violent to an extent like any other sport but in our up and coming society it seems that violence is influencing our game of hockey. In conclusion, I believe that if hockey the sport should continue we as a society should stop putting pressure on our children and friends and just let them have fun. Violence will still be a part of the game but there will definatoly be less of it.
This will make the game of hockey more pleasant for the most of us human beings. To finalize my essay I would just hope that somebody out there is trying to make a difference to help clean up our game so kids don’t have to go throught what I did. The pain of being forced to be violent is no joke so lets stop it.