“Has any event in your life had the same impact that learning how to read had on Douglass’s life? If not, why not?”

Douglass was a slave before he escaped from slavery and started his business which was successful.

Yes, and that is to fly.  It is no easy task to begin with.(That is if you hate hights).  You need to learn how to start the engine.  You need to know what YAW, PITCH, or ROLE.  You need to know how to read the instruments, you need to know the right angle of attack to land on the runway, and you need to have hundreds of hours of training to become a commercial pilot.  To become a fighter pilot you need 20-20 vision or you can not be trained.  The US spends millions of dollars on each fight pilots training.  But it takes hundreds of thousands of hours to be one of the best pilots in the military.

Once you get your licence, it would be similar to how Douglass felt when he learned how to read.  Flying is like a freedom.  You feel free to do whatever you want.  Your freedom has expanded to not only land and sea, but to the air.

Another event would be trap shooting, or skeet shooting, or any form of shooting that is done in a safe area, and manner.  When you are anti-gun, just go to Demolition ranch, and Matt will fix you up so you will become pro-gun.  Shooting guns gives you a sense of power that nothing else gives you.  Start shooting .22 before you move to larger guns.  Learn how to point properly with a shotgun.  Most importantly, have fun.  My first time shooting a shotgun was on that camp in 2016.  My other group mates who had shot shotguns in the past, thought that the shotgun would dislocate my shoulder.  But my shoulder was only a bit hurt but it did not dislocate it.  Out of my entire group, I was the only one that hit all 3 targets/clay pigeons that were there. The first gun I shot was a .22, and the first shot-gun I shot was a 12 gauge shotgun.  Let me tell all of your first timers, hold the shotgun tightly against your shoulder.  Do not bend your back to aim at the target, just move the gun tip up or down, without the butt of the gun leaving your shoulder.  Pull the trigger when ready, and the shot won’t hurt you as much.

So learn how to shoot properly, and when someone tries to break into your house, shoot to wound them, but not to kill.  If they give you more trouble, do what you see fit.  I have now shot a gun 7 times.(each time is when I have gone shooting, and I shot more than one round).

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English Lesson 160

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