Main photo: Fishing for mahseer in the jungle rivers of Thailand.
I am blessed with the opportunity to fish with many people. Friends, guests, clients and acquaintances alike.
When its comes to fishing among friends, I see some (not too many thankfully) who take their fishing or rather “mission” to catch the biggest fish or the most number of fish, way too seriously. It creates a sense of tension and uneasiness in the atmosphere. It’s better to just be thankful to have the opportunity to get away from our daily chores and enjoying the process and company.
This way everyone will have a great time. And if you have a good catch that’s an awesome bonus.
I can understand some people are simply more competitive than others. While for some, it is all about the ego. You know… mine is bigger than yours, I catch more fish than you. Like, you suck!
But wait a minute, there are those who appreciates the little things in life and is just out to have a good time because going fishing with friends is not a fishing competition.
Have a good time and have a good laugh. Be happy when you do well and be happy for your buddy when they do well. In the end of the day, there will be lots of genuine laughter and everyone is just happy. I guess that is the way things should work in life, too.
What about you or your buddies, what attitude do you pack to bring along on your trip? Let’s hear some.