Extreme Sports Persuasive Essay

931 Words4 Pages
Extreme sports mix adventure, skill, and risk together to create something enjoyable and exciting for all. Extreme sports are different from soccer, basketball, and other “normal sports” because they take the step above and do what many say is impossible. The most popular extreme sports are BMX racing, highlining, tow-in-surfing, ice climbing, free soloing, and BASE jumping. Extreme sports are on the rise and many teens and kids want to participate. However, many people are hesitant to let children participate in these dangerous sports. People of all ages should be allowed to participate in extreme sports as it has unparalleled benefits.
Extreme sports benefit the mind in many ways. One benefit is regularly participating in extreme sports actually
…show more content…
This is false because risk is beneficial to humans. Risk is necessary in order for children to develop “risk management skills”(Burr, 3). An easy way to access risk is through extreme sports. Also, people don’t have to jump right into the hardest extreme sport they can find, it can be taken slow like driving. As they gradually better grasp on the sport they can move onto the more dangerous activities. Extreme sports give amazing experiences that are impossible without the risk aspect. Where is the fun and thrill in doing something that has no danger aspect? Everything has a hidden edge it is up to us to decide if we embrace it or hide from it. Risk is a part of our daily lives, it is dangerous to drive somewhere, yet we still do it. If someone gets in a car crash you are not going to say it was a risky activity so they should have seen it coming. Taking risks also makes it easier to stay calm in different situations. For instance, “As one solo rope-free mountain climber told the researchers, ‘If I panic, I’m lost, I’m dead.’ He learned to thwart panic and instead stay relaxed and focused, maintaining clarity and good judgment to help protect him.” (Brody, 13) As the body and mind get more used to fear it stays calm in situations. The only way to get over a fear is to go straight through it, risk helps us challenge fears and become more fearless human beings. Risk is not bad, we should all take risks more
Open Document