Hate doesn’t in­spire

The Press - - Perspective -

Head­lines like ‘‘Hate vs Hate’’ (July 29) may be tongue in cheek, but some peo­ple only read the big let­ters. I am all for com­pet­i­tive sport but the word hate doesn’t be­long in this con­text. No won­der our chil­dren and young par­ents are con­fused. Hate on the field, love off the field. We are all win­ners ex­cept when we aren’t.

Don’t com­pete at school but you must be the top of the class. Don’t take risks but learn by your mis­takes. What con­fused mes­sages we give to our kids. Is it any won­der our so­ci­ety has prob­lems? Rob Hungerford St Al­bans

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