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Are You a Hunter?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | May 15, 2017

No. 1,321

Image: dailymail.co.uk

Image: dailymail.co.uk

Through over 90% of the history of our species the primary means of survival was through gathering wild fruit, grains, berries and the like and then by hunting.  Those who excelled as hunters ate first, survived and raised families, who in turn ate better and more regularly than the families of less gifted hunters. Numerous skills were required.  The ability to throw a stone or a spear with speed and accuracy was just one.

The invention and development of agriculture changed all of that.  Nevertheless, remember that we are all the descendants of skilled hunters. And the personal characteristics that enabled them to survive and maybe thrive have been passed down to us.

Could you hunt for dinner with your ancestors?  Here are a few questions to help to find the answer?

  1. Are you willing to take risks?
  2. Do you enjoy travel?
  3. Do you do a lot of walking for exercise?
  4. Are you able to control your fear?
  5. Can you run fast?
  6. Can you endure physical hardship?
  7. Are you able to improvise?
  8. Are you able to think quickly in an emergency?
  9. Are you aware of your surroundings at all times?
  10. If cornered, will you fight?
  11. Do you have a sharp eye and a steady hand?

If you are able to answer yes to a majority of these questions you would probably have had a successful career as a hunter 10,000 years ago.

But we are fortunate enough to live in the 21st Century.  No problem.  Consider an alternate vocation as a trial lawyer.






CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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