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Hunting Vs. Video Games
One of the duties of older generations is to deplore younger generations, so in line with that, permit me to point out that any kid brought up with his or her nose stuck in a video game for hours on end is going to make a terrible hunter. Here's why.
- Video games take place on a small screen. Hunters are often required to keep an eye on huge chunks of real estate, often at a great distance.
- Video games give you feedback instantaneously. Ma Nature gives you feedback over many hours, or days, or sometimes never.
- Video games can be manipulated by the gamesman. Nature can't.
- Video games are played indoors, where you are not hot or cold, and require no physical effort. Hunters are almost always hot or cold, and often exert a great deal of physical effort.
- Video games require no actual courage. Hunting sometimes does.
- Video games are not real. Hunting is as real as life and death.
I'm glad I was born when I was.