People advertise extreme sport events and courses like it's something safe and cool you want to do. Ha! But it's not! It's not like learning to play chess or watching a cool movie, not at all.
Here is why:
1. You can get injured or die. It may sound very convincing that the rate of people who die in car accidents is higher than the rate of those who die from parachute jump. But no matter what stats they show you, the truth is one – you can die or at least get seriously injured when practicing extreme sports. It happens all the time.
And you know of course, those who don't do such stupid things live forever.
2. It will cost you money. Every extreme sport requires some equipment. For some sports like skateboarding it's cheaper, for some like scuba diving it's more expensive – but without exception, practicing extreme sports will cost some of your hard earned money.
Isn't it much better idea to spend your money on fashion branded t-shirts or cool tech gadgets?
3. It takes time. More often than not practicing an extreme sport requires you to go to a special place somewhere (water, mountain, hill). It takes time to get there, it takes time to practice, it takes time to get back home, it takes time to take rest. Sometimes the extreme sport can occupy all your free time.
Isn't this sad? You could use this time for such great activities like playing video games instead.
4. Your career may suffer. The extreme sport will not only occupy your time – it will occupy your brain too. You will think about it, about the good time, about the next good time you'll do it. This often kills motivation at work and makes you only wait till the end of the work day.
It's so much better to be a good employee, grow in career and get good stable salary!
5. You may fall in love. There are two ways you may fall in love – first, you may, and most probably will, fall in love with the extreme sport you are doing. This is so bad because of the reason already mentioned. Second, you may fall in love with some of your partners, a trainer or instructor.
What an uncomfortable situation, it's much better to stay in your comfort zone and avoid falling in love with crazy things.
6. You will feel bad at the times when you can't practice. You'll miss your extreme sport when you are at work, when you are far away from appropriate place, when you have no time or money, when the weather is not good… You'll miss it all the time. And missing something hurts, believe me.
Life is a lot 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'll look at you when you tell them you won't join the Friday party because you have to raise up early and go to skydive. They'll think you're fool. Many of them will be bored when you excited tell them about your latest achievement in mountain biking. Some will even feel bad when you become more fit as a result of the extreme sport.
And just think a minute about the moment when you get some injury. “I told you so, I told you so!”.
8. You will lose interest in some regular activities Practicing an extreme sport will brainwash you so much that you may stop being interested in some regular activities 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 doing funny tests in Facebook.
Can you imagine this? Horrible!