I love football, but I think this game is useless for society. What is the meaning of this game? Why are football players better than doctors and why do they need such salaries?

I love football, but I think this game is useless for society. What is the meaning of this game? Why are football players better than doctors and why do they need such salaries?

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Answer 1
June, 2021

People don't care how many jobs he gives, and a healthy lifestyle, especially since most come with beer and chips. They follow emotions. Football makes people feel like a part of the crowd, moreover, a positively charged huge crowd, to join the general chanting, rage, joy - it's like an expanded club of like-minded people, where you are your own, and where the crowd, on a wave of powerful emotions, creeping through to goosebumps, carries you away from boring life, where you have to survive alone, and where all are enemies to each other. The feeling of secure cohesion and the shared sense of victory that fans enjoy is very expensive, and football does it. The game itself is essentially just a symbol.

Answer 2
June, 2021

The same as the movie. They are like actors, delighting the audience. And about the salaries of doctors - in a normal and civilized country they are paid with dignity and their work is respected. All people need rest, leisure, because we can say that cinema is useless, it gives little to society, and if it does, then what? That's right, entertainment! Everyone has their own leisure and let everyone spend it as they see fit. I am not interested in this game, but sports are still cool :)

Answer 3
June, 2021

It is very rash to consider football useless for society. For many reasons.

  1. Football as entertainment or escape from the problems of life. When an athlete feels bad, where does he go? To the doctor. And when the doctor is bad (morally), where does the doctor go? Including a football match. In this case, football (like any sport) fulfills the same function as theater, cinema, music and books. In particular, in the book "Footballonomics" it was said that during the World Championships, the statistics of suicides (not much) decreases.

  2. Football gives a lot of jobs. The number of people in a football club is not just limited to players. This includes the coaching staff, administrative staff, scouts, doctors, cleaners, etc. A huge number of people of various professions are involved in football.

  3. Football as a social lift. For many people from Brazilian favelas (and other disadvantaged areas of South America and Africa) living in very poor families, football is the only way to climb the social ladder. Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus wrote about this (among other things) in his column on The Players' Tribune.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/gabriel-jesus-call-your-ma

  1. Football player as a national hero / role model. Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah does perhaps even more for his country than politics. His to-do list for the country is huge. He donated money to support the national currency, he helps to organize weddings for young couples, his money was used to build indoor fields and a school in his native village of Nagrig, he helps hospitals in Egypt. In the most difficult time for the country, he unites people by his example. It was his name that people quite often entered on the ballot paper at the last elections in Egypt.

  2. Promotion of a healthy lifestyle. This has already been written above. The example of Iceland in this case is very indicative. Thanks to the football development program, a huge number of young people have given up bad habits and started playing sports. In fact, the rapid development of football is one of the factors in Iceland's well-being at the moment. But even 20-25 years ago Iceland was a completely different country and a huge number of problems and a large share of external migration of the population, in particular the youth.

So football, like any other sport, is of great importance to society. But, perhaps, it is football of all sports that has the greatest impact on society due to its massiveness and simplicity.

Answer 4
June, 2021

Football players have such salaries because tickets for their games are readily bought, they are watched on TV.

This means that it makes sense to advertise.

With regard to the work of a doctor, this is impossible to imagine.

Answer 5
June, 2021

Let's look into the unknown. Tens of millions of people are involved in football-related activities across the globe. These are not only footballers and coaches. These are scouts, medical staff, managers, sports agents, advertising agents, children's coaches, designers, drivers, cooks, and so on and so forth. Football generates tens of thousands of jobs every year around the planet. It supports the economies of countries like Brazil and Argentina. This time.

Football is effective as a means of combating alcoholism. Proven by Iceland. In the mid-90s, the country became concerned with the problem of drunkenness and decided to beat her with football. It is curious that handball was the main national game until the mid-90s. After 10-15 years, several thousand indoor fields were built in Iceland, and all children's coaches received UEFA licenses. Bottom line, the percentage of people drinking has decreased by 35 percent. The success of the Icelandic national team at Euro 16 is a side effect. The authorities started the football project not for the sake of medals, but for the sake of improvement. It worked. By the way, Germany acted similarly, where the territory of the country was covered by training centers. The effect is not as impressive as in Iceland, but this is because there are significantly more people living in Germany. That's two.

People have been kicking the ball since time immemorial. In 1863, the rules were written, but the game had existed much earlier. Some kind of modern football was played in ancient China, medieval Europe, and even in pre-Columbian America. Let's probably admit it. A person has a craving for kicking round objects. These are three.

In connection with the above points: football and footballers are in demand. The more you are in demand, the higher your salary. This, by the way, is very logical. Players do not have insane salaries everywhere. This is typical for the top leagues in Europe, several Russian clubs, China, the United States and a number of Arab countries. In the championships of most of the world, the ball is still kicked for a penny. And doctors' salaries are a completely different story. It makes no sense to link baobab and matryoshka with each other. Both are wooden, but that is where the similarities end.

Answer 6
June, 2021

Any sport is useless in terms of the benefits it produces. He doesn't produce them at all. Roughly speaking, workers produce goods, and athletes entertain them. Also all kinds of sports are useless, what's the difference who runs the fastest, row, who lifts the most kilograms? For a specific person who has done this, it is big, for society it is not.
Here are some points that can show the usefulness of sport:
1. Shows, as well as cinema and kvny, etc.
2. Promotion of sports, physical strength and health - people get sick less, more beautiful from an aesthetic point of view.
3. Workplaces. Due to technological progress, now so many people are not needed to produce food and goods, they are gradually being replaced by machines (tractors, robots, etc.), and there are more and more people. And these people need to be attached somewhere. One person makes blades for skates, another pours ice, a third builds a winter palace, a fourth manager / advertiser / etc., a fifth brings food, a sixth guards, a seventh washes the floors, an eighth brings equipment to the athletes, and so you can go on for a very long time. The bottom line is that the people are busy with something, and they are paid some pennies so that they do not die.
Well, the last point is not useful nifiga:
Sport exists for money laundering and the enrichment of all sorts of bad people. In the first case mb ( my hypothesis ), the athlete's real fee is N times less than the declared one, in the second case it is contractual matches and all kinds of bets

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