Many people ask me, what is there to life? And every time, this question catches me by surprise. It makes me think to myself: Hmmm, what is there really? Why do we try so hard to wake up and get up every day? Why do we work so hard? Why do we strive so hard? Honestly speaking, if I were to enumerate all the questions my mind ponders about, I’ll run out of words to write. It’s a very hard question, after all. It’s an inquiry that has numerous answers and interpretations – all of which are also correct. After all, life itself is the perfect paradox. It’s a hard thing to give meaning to (read more).
This is why after years and years of thinking about these questions, I have come to realize my own view about life – what it is for, why it’s so important, and what our ultimate purpose in this world is. For me, life is about finding things we love, caring for things we love, and sharing things we love. It’s that simple. And it (almost) always comes down to people searching for love. Mind you, this is not one of those cheesy articles that say love conquers all or that love is all that matters. The love I’m referring to goes beyond the romantic. It goes beyond the usual tropes of rom-com flicks. This is because the love I’m talking about encompasses all forms and kinds. It goes beyond just people. A person, after all, can fall in love with places, moments, and even objects.
Take my peculiar love for fishing as an example. It’s a simple hobby, I know. But it gives me the drive to do things I normally wouldn’t care to do. It gives me the motivation to strive harder at work everyday. In other words, it allows me to do many things – far from what you’d usually expect. My love for fishing is so strong that I’m willing to invest time, money, and effort to experience the sport better. I invest in it as if it is my better half.
For me, this is life. This is what it means. To find something you love and pour your heart and soul into it. Also, it’s to find something you love and share it with the rest of the world. This is exactly what I’m doing now.
Why You Should Take Up Fishing As A Hobby
Many people think that “fishing” is a boring sport. It’s a hobby for daddies they’d say. But really, fishing is far more challenging than it seems. It’s a sport that requires strategizing, skill building, and timing. If you’re not careful, it can involve serious risks as well. Check out this young gal’s fun fishing stories: https://montanaflygirl.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/7-reasons-fly-fishing-isnt-boring-not-just-for-old-men/. I’m pretty sure it’ll change your mind.
If you think otherwise, I dare you. Head to the nearest fishing port and give it a try. Choose your own rod and bait. Throw it into the water and see what happens. I’ll bet you twenty bucks nothing will. Even if something does happen and you’re stroke with a dash of beginner’s luck, I doubt that it will end pretty. After all, there is more to fishing than throwing and reeling. It’s a fine skill, enthusiasts like me hone for years.
If you’re interested in taking up fishing as a hobby, however, I can help you find a good place to start. First off, it would be wise to begin with the right gear. I suggest using the best ultralight fishing rods and reels.
Sure, a heavier rod packs a lot of power but I do not advise using it during your first few weeks of fishing practice. They’re harder to maneuver and you risk yourself getting pulled into the water if you manage to catch a big prey. Lighter rods are easier to handle and they’re super flexible too. This should give you a clear advantage when you’re still new to the whole thing. Anyway, start from light rods and work your way up to heavier ones. I’ve been fishing for decades and I still prefer lighter rods over heavy ones. It’s rather finesse, you know.
Well, good luck and happy fishing mate!
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