Out of all subjects I have endured since I began my educational career 12 years ago, the one I despise most has to be PE.
There are a variety of reasons. I have always been fat, ranging from morbidly obese to obese to overweight (what I am now), therefore physical exercise and sport has always been a struggle. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, necessarily; I do like certain sports and activities, and I enjoy running and walking. However, I don’t like sport in general. It’s something based entirely around competition and being the best.
Sure, your teachers will say how it’s “taking part that counts,” but we know it’s all crap. Sport is not about taking part. It’s about winning. It’s about yourself and/or your team. As it is comprised of very little else, that means you have to be in great physical condition (or at least average) to take part and succeed, and you have to enjoy it. I am not in great physical condition – fairly terrible in fact – and I do not enjoy it. Continue reading