Come to think of it, it’s crazy, because all of these so-called “technological advances” are designed with a specific purpose in mind, to babysit. Imagine how ghastly and unpleasant it must have been before cell phones came along and we had to actually sit, alone in solitude, in our treestands, and listen to nature, uninterrupted? Oh my God, the horror, and it even has a name, the 90’s! So, why is this disturbing? Aside from obesity, having a pale complexion and not knowing what color the sky is, I’d venture a guess that a hunting tag or fishing permit, for your child, is a far safer and cheaper alternative to depression and rehab centers later on in life. Yep, it’s proven that “Good Ole Mother Nature” is more effective at fighting depression, family conflicts, high functioning asperger’s, autistic adolescents and substance abuse, than any medication that’s currently on the market! And here’s something else to consider. An active hunting and fishing lifestyle teaches us numerous disciplines: #1. Respect. #2. Communication. And finally, #3. To be good stewards of our natural resources.
Well, to conclude, if we don’t encourage an outdoor lifestyle, for our kiddos, they won’t care about an outdoor lifestyle. And if they don’t care about the outdoors, they won’t give a damn about conservation! Oh, and in regards to Al, sure, you invented the internet just as “The Situation” created cool.
Hugs, Handshakes and Happy Hunting!