Some people think that extreme sports help to build character

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Nowadays more and more people go in for extreme sports like skateboarding, base jumping, parachute jumping, mountaineering and others. They believe that extreme sports help to build character.

In my opinion, extreme sport is a good way for a person to develop him or her physically and psychologically. As to the character, it is really the fact that extreme sport helps to increase willpower, persistence, and patience. Firstly, if you do any of extreme sport, you are often exposed to danger. You have to compel yourself to overcome fear and to move forward. Secondly, extreme sport is often a team activity. For example, mountaineering is usually done by a group of people who are dependent on each other. So they have to trust and help each other, otherwise they cannot achieve their goals. However, there some people who think that people do not necessarily need to do extreme sports to build character. Their reason is that there are a lot of other means of personal development, which are safer and more comfortable. For example, reading books or watching films about heroes and their valorous actions can help you cultivate your mind and character. As for me, I cannot adopt this point of view because of its deficiency. I strongly believe that you need action to improve yourself.

To sum it up, building character is a serious work, which demands a lot of strain. I am convinced that extreme sport is a sure way to this goal.