Am I nuts?

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    Am I nuts?

    OK I need opinions (not that we've ever been short on those here).

    Would you think it "weird" for a 40something to be willing to teach 20somethings how to shoot, hunt and fish?

    The issue is this, I have two young people in their 20's who have not been taught to shoot or hunt and I accepted them first as students of the arts and over time became friends.

    Well it was informed tonight that its "weird" and I guess I just don't get it. So I reach out to see if others think so. I don't ignore my family and the mentoring/friendship is a couple hours a week.

    OK time for opinions.
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    I think you're a pedophile!

    Naw...J/K! I actually applaud you for teaching ANYBODY at ANY AGE how to hunt, shoot and fish. Guys like you and I grew up in rural areas and we were taught at a VERY young age (much younger than 20) how to survive in the woods and live off the land. Like ol' Bocephus said "I can skin a buck and run a trotline."

    But sadly...alot of kids don't know how...listen to me - calling them "kids"

    ...well...I guess when you're close to 40 - they ARE kids!

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    Wierd?????????!!!!!!!!

    WTH is wierd about that I ask. Heck Steve - who is the user of that term I wonder!!

    This 60 something teaches 20 somethings (and younger!) and even if I am an oddball I don't think with this category of teaching anyone has yet thought it wierd of me.

    To use an old English word - I am ''flumoxed'' - or is it ''discombobulated"?
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    Weird??

    Why?

    So you have a couple of friends younger than you, so do I. It is normal.

    Whoever said that it is weird is the one who is being weird.

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    It would be weird if you didn't want to teach your friends how to survive!
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    Hell, I'm 46 and the kids I work with are usually under 25. We still go fishing, hunting and shooting together. Co-workers in our service are like family so it's like going out with little brothers. (I do skip going to the bars with them though).

    Still I took a 21 year old co-worker with me to pick-up my new XD since it was a 3 hour drive round trip. We ate lunch, got the gun, shot on the indoor range (he brought his G-22) and then we stopped by my cousins for a bit and talked about coming back down to go fishing with my cousin.

    No worries Steve. Carry on! Zero on the weirdness scale.
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    Nope don't see a problem

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    Weird? Not one bit. Going to learn hunting this year from a 50 year old and I'm 22.
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    If that's weird, then more people should be weird. Go teach! Enjoy!
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    Nothing wrong with that at all.
    Unless of course you are doing this at a ranch called "Neverland" and have a chimp named bubbles and its a sleep over thing and..........

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    I gotta agree with the above...nothing wierd about that....I took a coworker thats in his early 20's to the range and taught him how to shoot. Although I'm only in my early 30's, I didn't feel anything wierd.
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    Thanks guys. I didnt think it was weird and grew up with parents who dedicated their life to mentoring young folks but I was just jumped by the other half because the "kids" had gotten me a birthday present. I guess when you grow up with parents who wont/dont bother to pass on their love of anything to anyone cept their own kids (and even that was on a limited basis) that it is weird. Kinda left me questioning myself so I decided to reach out and ask. Thanks for the answers again, it is reassuring.
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    Hey, I'm in my 20's and I don't see anything weird about it.


    As long as your wearing pants when you do it. You are wearing pants, right?

    Good. I thought so. On a serious note, it is always good for the elders to pass on their knowledge. Especially the useful stuff. Keep up the good work!
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    Steve,

    Definitely not weird, we need more people like you! Young people these days need all the help and mentors they can get.

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    I find it amusing that at 35, I have those in their 50's and 60's asking me for instruction.
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