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  1. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village.

    An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

    "Not very long," answered the Mexican.

    "But then" , asked the American "why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?".

    The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

    The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

    "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, play the guitar, and sing a few songs... I have a full life."

    The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard,and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."

    "And after that?" asked the Mexican.

    "With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your
    own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."

    "How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

    "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

    "And after that?"

    "Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!"

    "Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.

    "After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your friends..."

    And the moral is:
    Know where you're going in life... you may already be there...
     
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  3. MadamDotty

    MadamDotty Back again!

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    That's really good Karion - thanks.
     
  4. Diva

    Diva Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Fantastic..... and sooooo true! :)
     
  5. MunchMarie

    MunchMarie not so str8 or narrow!!

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    KD thats brill - love it!
     
  6. totty

    totty Personal Trainer

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    i love it!!! :D
     
  7. Summerskye

    Summerskye Gold Member

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    I love it too! That story fits perfectly in line with my philosophy of life which is:

    "No-one ever lies on their deathbed wishing they'd spent more time at work" :)
     
  8. TeddyP

    TeddyP Banned

    Great story that makes a great point. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. rainbow

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    very true xxx
     
  10. Happe

    Happe escaping the fat

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    No I know which mexican you were talking about!
     
  11. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    LOL. 'Mysterious me' eh :D
     
  12. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    I've been thinking a lot about this post today....along with thinking about work, stress and my life in general.

    When DH woke up (works nights), he was greated with the "how do you fancy us moving out and going to live in a tent somewhere" speech. Poor guy.

    Just that sometimes things get too much don't they. :sigh:

    When I look back over my life, I wonder what I will be saying:confused:
     
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