At some point or the other in our life most of us have been fascinated by the idea of racing. That fascination could have come in from literally anywhere from something as small as playing a racing game such as ‘Need For Speed’ or through the fast pacing movies of the ‘Fast and Furious’ series. Those movies really get the heart pumping, don’t they? But we can’t ignore the fact that despite its thrill racing, it does have some downsides too! This all leads us to the bigger question, is racing worth it?
Before coming to a conclusion directly, let’s weigh the pros and cons of racing. Everything is bound to have some positive and negative aspects to it and racing is no different.
Beginning with the basics, racing is fun. There’s no denying that fact, the adrenaline rush, the passing by things at a rapid speed, there’s no other thrill like that but, it’s dangerous, one wrong turn, a slight mishandling and it could disfigure you for the rest of your life or even worse DEATH.
There are protective gears, helmets and various other stuffs to provide you with as much safety as possible but the problem is not everyone wears them, the general misconception is that everyone thinks that a complete protective gear set is only designed for professional racers which is completely wrong. It is designed keeping in mind the general public so that they could have the thrill of racing with a sense of safety.
Another factor that needs to be discussed is that which racing is right and which isn’t. Moto GP, car rallies and races organized legally in racing stadiums with medical staff ready at the go is not bad, however recklessly speeding through streets, racing illegally by closing up roads through the traffic, not so much. These acts not only lead to harm to self but you also put everyone around you at risk, a slight mistake is all it takes for you to harm someone badly and especially when you live in a country where roads aren’t properly maintained, where there are pits everywhere making it all the more dangerous.
So to sum it up, the concept of racing or the way it is actually meant to be done isn’t that bad but the way people have modified it to their own liking and have made it a reckless sport makes it a negative influence and a very dangerous thing too. The thrill that you get from racing is definitely one of the best feelings in the world but wouldn’t it be a lot better if you had the feeling of your safety with that thrill too. Racing isn’t a bad sport or something to be frowned upon, it’s just that we need to ensure is that it’s not illegal or harmful to anyone around us. So for what it’s worth LEGAL RACING is definitely worth everything but until it asks more than your safety, as it does ensure you to have a great time. Kick start the new perspective of gathering the flush of speed around you, do make it worthwhile but also think about its adverse effects as well. A great lot of racers just race to bring about a change in this sluggish world, be a racer who thinks safety as the fundamental task beforehand and not as a secondary one.
So start racing today, it’s definitely worth until you try to make it one.