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The Great Hunt

Written by Monteagudo

I have learned a lot of skills in my life ranging from talking to mastering the quadratic equation. These skills have all been taught by instructors or by learned associations in which I have been exposed to. Parents are greater influences in one’s life whether or not they chose to acknowledge the passed down habits and customs. My father has had a great impact on my life as I can recall him teaching me most of my morals and learned tasks. Father’s are special figures in a child’s life that teaches them many learned tasks, and my dad is no different.
“You don’t have to come if you don’t want to Miguel,” my dad said, “I will not force you to go hunting with me.”
My dad ever since I could actually remember has given me a choice in my life. He has always given me opportunity and an alternative solution to stress. When he invited me hunting I was skeptical at first (and still am). My dad invited me hunting when I was about 12 years old after he bought me a brand new Go-Pro Camera. I joined him even though I was sure that I’d hate it, and I did but that is besides the point. My dad taught me to find a bird and how to control a dog while hunting, I remember none of it but still.
My dad taught me how to physically hunt, but he also taught me how to hunt for what I want in life.
He told something along the lines of:
“Let me tell you something Buddy, no one is going to ever hand you anything in life. You have to fight for what you want, I grew up with people ridiculing me because I am Hispanic. You will find people that will give you a hard time because of the color of you skin. You keep fighting. If you put your mind to something then you can achieve it, especially you I am positive that you will succeed.”
I have kept this close to my heart every time he says it to me in different forms. My dad has always been a wise man that has grown up in a hard struggle growing up in Upstate New York and in Puerto Rico. Times have changed, and I know that he is grateful that my problems don’t include getting beat up at the bus stop. He (and my mom but that’s a different story) works so that my life can be only stressed by small things like my grades or the stupid drama in my friend groups. I will forever be grateful that he taught me to hunt because I continue hunting everyday because of him.
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Miguel Monteagudo is new to the Knightly News.

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