Facebook Post: 2018-09-06T14:35:45

Bill Harris is a regular Joe with above average insight into every day things, especially sports and raising his son. Today he touched on a statement made by Mr. Rogers, which he ties into coaching in sports. I wanted to drop this here because I’ve felt this way since I was probably 10 or so. Discipline is not tearing somebody down, it’s not riding their ass until you make them quit or cry. It’s not about winning, losing, or whether you get a participation ribbon or not. We put coaches and sports on pedestals and to be honest, most of the time, I find them wanting. Very wanting.

Although he was not the only one, a good friend and teacher, Kent Doc Haralson, had much to teach me on the subject of character and character building. He did so during his martial arts classes, his sermons and his friendship. He always led(leads) by example. He certainly wore us down and built us up, but never did he do so through the assault of ourselves or our self-worth.


By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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