|Essay Sample 06 |
Comment on the following statement:
| Extreme sports have taken off in a big way over the last twenty years. However, quite a few people object to these dangerous sports, highlighting the risk of accident. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that extreme sports are safe enough, whereas others do not agree. They consider them extremely dangerous.
I think that extreme sports are quite safe. First of all, they help to develop particular skills to feel safe in diverse situations. These particular skills are attention, good reflexes, balance and so on. Second, sports like car racing or jumping from huge cliffs take a lot of preparation not to make a fatal mistake. If people follow all the instructions they are totally safe.
At the same time there are people who say that all extreme sports can hurt one’s health and they have to be forbidden. A lot of people have lost their lives doing these sports.
In my opinion these people have a point. The possibility to hurt your health or even die is higher when you do, say, jumping with parachute. Nevertheless, one can hurt his health doing any sport. Over exercising, for example, can lead to serious traumas no mater what you do. But again, if you follow all the instructions, you will usually be quite safe.
In conclusion I would like to say that there are a lot of unsafe things around and extreme sports are not an exception. I do not think that a person can avoid all dangerous things in his or her life. I strongly believe that it is better to be prepared for them and extreme sports are a good exercise.
Read by Neil Geitz