Games and sports have always been taken as a necessary part of a nation’s life. Games were played in olden times as much as they are played today.
Outdoor games include football, hockey, cricket, baseball, etc. Indoor games include cards, carom, chess, table tennis, etc. Some games like badminton can be played inside a building as well as outside.
Games improve our health and make us active, Outdoor games give a lot of exercise to the body and make us healthy if we play them regularly. A person playing a game like a hockey, football or tennis every day hardly ever falls ill.
Games teach us well how to compete with others in life. They make us brave. We do not lose heart or get discouraged when we fail to win. We do not become sad or angry because we know defeat is a necessary part of playing.
Games and sports, in fact, build our characters. They make us bold and hopeful. They make us honest as we accept the just decisions of an umpire and do not mind our defeat.
Yet there are some abuses of games, as well. Firstly, it is harmful for students to play games when they should study their books or prepare for their examinations.
Playing indoor games like cards and chess very often and over long hours is harmful to the health, A player has to keep sitting for hours while playing them and does not have physical exercise at all. Gambling in any game is its worst abuse. A person who gambles can lose all his wealth. It is quite common in games like cards, chess, and horseracing.
We do not play a game like true sportsmen if we are not prepared to accept defeat. We should not be proud of our skill in any game even if we happen to be the best players.
Games are very useful if they are rightly played. We should try to play the games suited to us in a regular way. However, we should not play at the cost of our studies or duties in society.