There are certain things that our parents like to do with us in order to show us what it is that they love. Whether that is throwing the pigskin around, riding a bicycle, or going to a sports game. For my father and I, something we always have done to kill time is go fishing. Fishing is something that doesn’t require much skill, it more so requires knowledge of what you’re fishing for and the patience to catch it. Fishing is something that someone either enjoys or hates, personally, I find that in today's day and age, it’s harder than ever for people to fish just simply due to how short of a patience level we as humans have developed. Today, we are used to getting things rather quickly; the days of waiting for packages for a week, waiting for a video to load, or waiting to hear back from someone are essentially gone due to the constantly updating technology we have access to. With fishing however, it could be hours before your bait even gets a bite from a fish.
Fishing offers people time to sit back, relax, and most importantly, clear their head of anything going on in their lives. When you finally are able to catch something, whether it’s a little bluegill or a giant bass, the fight to finally reel the fish in is an adrenaline shot straight to someone heart. And if it ends up being a giant fish, it just makes the victory of the fight that much sweeter. This Father's Day I spent time with my dad in northern Wisconsin, fishing in a lake that boasts a good chance of us catching something that makes the driving, the waiting, and all the work worth it.
Its time for us as humans to go back to the “old school” routine. If your father is like mine and enjoys fishing, surprise him by grabbing some fishing poles and worms and taking him out to fish. Trust me, he will appreciate it. You can fish in a boat or at the end of a dock, but in the end, it’s the thought that counts. It's time for us as humans to put the cell phones down and to reel back in the things in life that actually bring out the most genuine sense of enjoyment. Sure seeing a silly cat video is joyful, but since when did watching something through a screen become more joyful than actually experiencing something in the flesh?