My dad never owned a computer. He never got on the internet, and couldn’t even begin to tell you how to do that sort of thing. He did, however, love to fish.
I, personally, was never much of one to fish. The idea of throwing a line into a body of water without me getting into said body of water never really appealed to me. I love the outdoors, and getting up early doesn’t bother me. So it is really just the thought of me throwing a line into the water repeatedly that got me. It always seemed like the time should have just been spent swimming rather than fishing.
Was there every really that much of a difference between fishing and video games.
Both are hobbies. That is it. There really isn’t any merit in either. Obviously one could argue that you can survive by fishing, but you could also argue that you could die from eating your catch thanks to the high levels of mercury and e.coli in the fish.
The sedentary life that goes with ample play of video games is also the stigma that people get in their head. However, one could hardly consider sitting on the pier casting a line ample exercise. Plus we could also look at all the divorces that are caused by going fishing. Focusing on the negative has never really been my style. So, it really is just a preference of what to do with your free time.
Neither event really created any life long changes.
Both were used to kill time.
Both were used to relax.
So, the next time you want to go out into the great outdoors with your kids so they can learn how to fish… remember that road goes both ways, and you should probably pick up the controller and play some video games with them.
Thanks for reading,