It's not necessarily the quantity of time that produces success in the ways of fishing and hunting. It's the well-planned, skillfully prepared, and carefully executed quality of time that counts... By means of mass-media advertising, we're told what to wear, what to eat, what to drive, where to live, how to be "politically correct," what moral beliefs to adhere to, and what new gadgets we must have to make our busy lives more manageable. Our possessions come to possess us. Our culture thinks for us, and manipulates us in ways we hardly give much thought... Thus, the vital importance of constructive activities emerges. We have to give ourselves a chance to think. When we engage in activities that gently occupy the body and the senses, the soul is free to be refreshed and nourished. Our intellect is free to think on its own. And what better place to do that than the great outdoors!? Having a fishing rod, a walking stick, or a gun/bow in hand is simply a doorway to the true refreshment that comes from being immersed in the beauty of God's creation.