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Date: 12/13/2012 12:05 AM UTC

I recently had a meeting with my pastor. We were discussing the details of the new venture I've added to my list of "AWESOME JOBS". (see He mentioned a study done by Richard Louv called Nature Deficiency Disorder. It was like a light bulb went off. I hadn't realized until that moment that people actually NEED to be outside. Here's a brief synopsis from, of all places, Wikipedia -

Nature deficit disorder refers to a hypothesis by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods [1] that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors [2] resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.[3][4] This disorder is not recognized in any of the medical manuals for mental disorders, such as the ICD-10[5] or the DSM-IV,[6] neither is it part of the proposed revision of this manual, the DSM-V.[7] Evidence was compiled and reviewed in 2009. [8]
Louv claims that causes for the phenomenon include parental fears, restricted access to natural areas, and the lure of the screen.[9] Recent research has drawn a further contrast between the declining number of National Park visits in the United States and increasing consumption of electronic media by children.[10]
Richard Louv spent ten years traveling around the USA reporting and speaking to parents and children, in both rural and urban areas, about their experiences in nature. He argues that sensationalist media coverage and paranoid parents have literally "scared children straight out of the woods and fields," while promoting a litigious culture of fear that favors "safe" regimented sports over imaginative play.
In recognising these trends, some people[11] argue that humans have an instinctive liking for nature—the biophilia hypothesis—and take steps to spend more time outdoors...

The solution for this terrible condition is simple! Fishing trips. I know it sounds self-serving, but that is only because it totally is. Call or email today to save yourself from this potential tragedy!

I highly recommend a double dose of medicine. Another disorder SADS (seasonal affective disorder) is caused by ugly winter weather with cold, rain, and lack of sunshine. Solve both these disorders with a fishing adventure to Argentina, Belize, or Costa Rica this winter! It's an ABC of fishing medicine.

Gosh, it's awesome SAVING THE WORLD!

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