Nowadays more and more people go in for extreme sports like skateboarding, 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 physically and psychologically. 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 force 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 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. They claim that there are a lot of other means of personal development, which are safer and more comfortable. For example, reading books or self education. These and other valorous actions can help you cultivate your mind and character. As for me, i dont agree with this point of view because of its deficiency. I strongly believe that you need action and goal to improve yourself.