Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Learning to Lose

It's a hard thing to do.

But eventually we all learn how, one way or another.

But honestly, after photographing the semifinal round of the Licking County Shriner Tournament (A little league baseball tourney), I was happy to see losers. I don't mean social outcast, but legitimate winners and losers. So often I hear "Everybody is a winner" when it comes to sports. Youth baseball and basketball games being played with no score being kept, and everybody receiving a trophy.

Sorry to say it, but that's not life. You WILL lose at one point or another, sometime in your life. Hell, chances are you'll lose a lot more than you'll win.

So while yes it sucks to lose. Learn to lose when you are young, like these kids.

Learn to lose when, despite the incredibly emotional fans (read; parents), it doesn't really matter.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

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