I have just been reading in the news that in secondary schools, 50% of boys and 66% of girls do not have a shower after P.E. Children from deprived backgrounds are 40% less likely to shower. The worry is that these children are not exerting themselves enough as they don't want to sweat and then smell after P.E.
I want to know, when did personal hygiene stop becoming a ‘must-do'? Why should children even be allowed not to shower? I find it incredulous that schools are not insisting that children shower as soon as they finish P.E. as a health issue. Not ensuring children are healthy is neglect. Neglect is a form of child abuse. Apart from anything, no-one wants to be friends with the smelly kid and this could lead to social exclusion and from that, grades start to dip and children don't achieve to their full potential, just because someone didn't make teach them that you should shower after physical exercise.
This has a further impact both on the child and the country as they get older. By holding back on physical exercise, this ultimately leads to children growing up to be overweight. This affects their job prospects and their health as they grow without that ‘staying fit' life long learning that they need to have. Relationships are made harder (who wants to kiss the fat smelly one?) and this affects the mental well-being too.
This leads to a further strain on the country's finances as the health implications of a generation of overweight adults start to impact on the National Health Service (UK). And all of this could be avoided, simply by making physical education a proper part of growing up, instilling in the next generation just how important health is. This small fix could potentially make a massive difference.
Your poker game is the same. You may have some glaring leaks, but ultimately fixing the small little issues are the ones that will make the difference. I get frustrated when people post on BRM forums asking for advice and then totally ignore it. If you have such a good way of getting specific advice from good winning players and then chose to ignore it because you don't believe their way is better, then you are missing out on a whole lot of learning that will help you turn into a winning player. It is only you who can make the small changes that will make a big difference.
If not you, who? If not now, when?
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