Sergio Garcia, the Judgment of Others and Self-Actualization Golf

The most fundamental rationale for participation in sports is that it teaches a wide array of character traits such as teamwork, persistence and personal responsibility. That it is the process of participation that results in benefits for the participant. But watching this year’s Masters and the narrative surrounding it brought home once again just how twisted the culture around sports has become when it is the end result (winning) that has become far more important than the process of education and learning life lessons through participation.