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EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues?

By Colby Jeffers

Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time?In Episode 2 of "Elevated Conversations" I explore the Baha'i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to share how we can practically develop virtuous qualities through the sport of basketball.5 Virtues I've developed through playing basketball:ExcellenceTruthfulness/ReconciliationEncouragementHumilityContentment5 Virtues we can understand through the metaphor of basketball:Spiritual InitiativeSpiritual AgilitySpiritual AccuracySpiritual SkillSpiritual Muscle MemoryReferencesBasketball: It's Origin and Development by James Naismith Christianity Virtues Project'i Quotations on VirtuesBahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdom from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh Talks of `Abdu’l-Bahá'

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