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Sun Jul 8, 2012, 01:57 AM

64. No, it has to do with wha tis valued

 

I have cousins from Pensacola, FL that were stationed here for a few years in Maryland. They commented that the high school football stadiums here wouldn't qualify for a park and rec team stadium in Pensacola. I visited them, and have to say they were right, they had huge football stadiums.

Then I realized as I drove around during the early summer, any time I saw a lot big enough, there would be a group of kids playing football. No parents, no coaches, and blazing heat, and they were clearly loving it.

That is why Pensacola produces players like Emmit Smith and Trent Richardson. They practice constantly.

Go to Jamaica or Kenya and I'm sure one could find lot's of kids racing against each other, more or less constantly.

I don't know how one would measure it, but go to some of the Asian countries like Japan and South Korea, I bet you would find kids studying just to find a way to one up each other when they got the chance. If the culture values something, it produces people talented in that something.

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