"All time is borrowed"Originally Posted by japanjapan
It is a philosophy of life. In the grand scheme of things we only live a short period of time, therefore, "life is borrowed", something we do not get to keep forever.
You may also hear the expression "living on borrowed time". This would mean the individual feels that life may be taken away at any moment, therefore they are living on borrowed time.
The hunter believes that all life exists "on borrowed time", therefore nothing has the right to live indefinitely, death can come at any moment.
Even so, as the hunter evaluates a target, he is asking himself the question "What life is so precious that it should not be taken?" .
For example, if he hones in on a target, and discovers the target is a mother needed by her young who cannot survive without her, should he still fire?
What about an unusually old specimen that has survived against all the odds and therefore become a legend in the area. For example, a fish in a lake that is twice the size of the norm could be known by local fisherman, even named.
So, even though the hunter believes in his right to take life, that all life is temporary, the hunter must still evaluate the individual value of the life he is about to take. The hunter does not kill indescriminately.