Skateboarding began in the 1950’s because surfers got the idea of surfing the streets. Skateboarding started to grow because it made people who could not surf be able to skateboard. I defined skateboarding as a life style that frees my mind getting away from all worries just going out to a skate park or street with some friends and having fun. Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler said “For me, skateboarding is a lifestyle. I really don't know anything different.
Justin Lowe, writer for The Hollywood Reporter, said that when the Bones Brigade, “[took skating] from the bowls and ramps of competitive skateboarding to the streets, [it] became hugely popular.” to argue the point that competition made skateboarding prominent and lucrative. The competitions made something popular and the Bones Brigade made it accessible. Sports are all about the competition and games. It is what athletes practice for. It is what the fans watch and talk about.
Violent video games popularity heightens in today’s technological society, especially with children and teenagers. Many children and teenagers play these violent video games, and most parents worry about the side effects that will stem later in life from too much violence in these violent video games. Some children have trouble associating the difference between reality and fiction. Also, violent video games hinder the social growth of children. Many people and researchers worry that the violent video games have negative effects on teenagers and children, and these people and researchers believe that these violent video games are the cause of youth violence.
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