March 10, 2015
A study suggests parental overvaluation can lead to childhood narcissism. What does this mean in light of Paul's call for humility in Philippians 2?
Some coaches convince the athletes that they are better, and better believe it. Do these kids have a competitive edge over kids who are just told to work hard and do their best? I have seen it, so I actually do believe it gives a competitive edge---encourages arrogance and makes losses a lot more painful----Hence I'm not sure it is healthy. BUT i do believe you will win more often.
John, interesting comment on ego in sports. I think you are right that some of the best athletes often have the biggest egos, but this is not necessarily personally healthy. Take basketball, for example. Many commentators bemoan the state of the game today because talented players often do not know how to be part of a team. I do think that there is likely some correspondence there between ego/self-centeredness.
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