People advertise extreme sports events and courses like you want to do something safe and cool. Ha! But it’s not! It’s not like learning to play chess or watching a cool movie, not at all.
1. You can hurt yourself or die.
It may seem very convincing that the rate of people dying in car crashes is higher than the rate of those dying from parachuting. But no matter what stats they show you, the truth is one: you can die or at least be seriously injured while practicing extreme sports. It happens all the time.
And of course you know that those who don’t do such stupid things live forever.
2. It will cost you money.
Every extreme sport requires equipment. For some sports like skateboarding it’s cheaper, for some like scuba diving it’s more expensive – but without exception, playing extreme sports will cost you some of your hard earned money.
Isn’t it a better idea to spend your money on fashion branded t-shirts or cool tech gadgets?
3. It takes time.
Most often, playing an extreme sport requires you to go somewhere to a special place (water, mountain, hill). It takes time to get there, it takes time to train, it takes time to get home, it takes time to rest. Sometimes extreme sport can take up all your free time.
Isn’t that sad? You can use this time for such great activities as playing video games instead.
4. Your career can suffer.
Extreme sport will not only occupy your time, it will also occupy your brain. You’ll be thinking about it, at the right time, at the next right time when you do. This often kills motivation at work and makes you wait until the end of the work day.
It’s so much better to be a good employee, to grow in your career and to have a good stable salary!
5. You can fall in love.
There are two ways you can fall in love: First, you can and most likely fall in love with the extreme sport you play. It’s so bad because of the reason already mentioned. Second, you might fall in love with some of your partners, a trainer, or an instructor.
What an uncomfortable situation, you better stay in your comfort zone and avoid falling in love with crazy things.
6. You will feel bad at times when you cannot practice.
You will miss your extreme sport when you are at work, when you are away from a suitable place, when you have no time or money, when the weather is not good … you will miss it all the time . And missing something hurts, trust me.
Life is much more painless when you have nothing to miss and nothing to lose, isn’t it?
7. Your old friends will think you are crazy.
I bet they will. Imagine how they will look at you when you tell them that you won’t be joining the Friday party because you have to get up early and go skydiving. They will think you are an idiot. Many of them will be bored when you enthusiastically tell them about your latest mountain biking achievement. Some will even feel bad when you get fitter from extreme sport.
And just think for a minute about when you hurt yourself. “I told you, I told you!”.
8. You will lose interest in some regular activities
Taking part in extreme sports will brainwash you so much that you may lose interest in certain regular activities that you enjoy now. It’s not just work. You will stop being interested in cool things like watching TV shows, playing video games, and even taking fun Facebook tests.
Can you imagine this? Horrible!