The time to teach sportsmanship is when people are young...I do beleive you can teach an old dog new tricks, but it is just a whole lot harder!
I think talking with young people about how other people can be such jerks and how they make others around them unhappy. I know a few racers who are pretty good racers but they are such miserable people that no one wants to be around them. They yell at their crew, they yell at the track staff, they yell at other racers. I think this is "nice guy" "jerk" can really be seen when you go up to the stands at a race when the race is down to 6 or so guys left. Watch how people cheer for the nice guy and how they applaud when the jerk gets beat. Showing that to a young person I think could be very impactful. Mike and I may not always win, but when we win people cheer and when we lose no one is cheering that the big jerk got beat....
As we go through life we want to be successful, but do we want to do at the cost of risking our friendships and our integrity?
I love it when you see a nice guy win and watch all of their friends come to say congratulations.....
I think simply talking about goals, the future, and what type of person you want to be is a great thing!
Good luck ignoring the jerks
and try to spend more time with people who have integrity