Should dodge ball be banned in PE?

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Should dodgeball be banned?

Many states have already begun banning dodgeball in their physical education curriculums. As of now 9,137 schools have taken dodgeball out of their programs, and all the time new schools are considering it. The reason for this is that they think our country should not have any games with human targets. Officials believe these are the first signs of how the stronger people can pick on the weaker, and they also don’t want children competing with each other. On the contrary, dodgeball is a fun way to receive exercise. It is also not an everyday activity that children should look forward to. There is no reason for it to be taken out of gym programs. In fact, it should not be banned because it’s one of
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But there is an error in their thinking. Knowing you are not the best at something, or being told you are not that good at something is good for you. It is what makes people successful. It motivates them to try harder so they can be the best next time. In the generation before the current one and the one before, most people had to go through a crisis in their country. In those times, children would grow up knowing they had to be strong to survive whatever they were going through. They also had to compete to have the necessary resources for success. The competition made them tough and mindful of criticism. Those children would take insults to heart and turn them into a reason to get better. But now, the kids think nothing they do is bad because to them, everything they do is good. Their parents have never told them they have done a bad job, and that sets their standards so low they have no reason or need to try hard and excel-- what they are doing is already good. Dodgeball while having a very small chance of injury is also the first time kids can become competitive like when they “stumble into the bright light of the real world and find out that, yes, there’s weak and strong and teams and sides and winning and losing” (Reilly 6) The now grown children will find they have to fight if they want to live a comfortable life. Nothing is handed to them in the real
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