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#96466 - 01/25/05 07:15 PM Makes You Wonder
Fluffy Offline
Subject: Mexican fisherman

Something to think about!

An American businessman was at a pier in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fin tuna. The
American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied only a little while.

The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?

The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs. The American then asked the Mexican how he spent the rest of his time.

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with
my amigos. I have a full and busy life, senor."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and, with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution.

"You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"

The American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?" asked the Mexican.

The American laughed, and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public. You'll become very rich, you would make millions!"

"Millions, senor?" replied the Mexican. "Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip
wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

#96467 - 01/25/05 07:48 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
Why be a millionaire when you can live like one?
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#96468 - 01/25/05 08:51 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
Island Mom Offline
That had such a wonderful message, I read it to my husband and laughed. Now, I have to go outside and shovel more snow, then get up for work, where I will be for more than ten hours and then drive home through the traffic and more snow and just dream about retiring in a little fishing village by the sea!

#96469 - 01/25/05 08:54 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
Fluffy Offline
It helps to put things in perspective. Don't you think? Now if we could only live by what the message is behind the story.

#96470 - 01/25/05 09:02 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
SP Daily Offline
Guess I'll go fishing tomorrow. Just one fish for dinner.

#96471 - 01/25/05 09:27 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
and the moral to the story is....? (perspective)
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#96472 - 01/25/05 10:13 PM Re: Makes You Wonder
indygal Offline
YOU get to decide.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

#96473 - 01/26/05 04:45 AM Re: Makes You Wonder
C from UK Offline
fluffy - I am printing this out, putting it on the wall and want to put the house up for sale.
Well, it makes you want to doesn't it? - Caroline

#96474 - 01/26/05 10:32 AM Re: Makes You Wonder
Tiona Luster Offline
Fluffy...My husband loved the story and wanted to add something else to think about.....

Three-fourths of the Earths surface is water, and one-fourth is land.
It is quite clear the good lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of our lawns.

Will be down to AC in a little over three weeks. Can't wait to get away from all this snow and cold weather!!! My husband is practicing his fishy call Here Fishy Fishy.....

#96475 - 01/26/05 11:44 AM Re: Makes You Wonder
SP Daily Offline
These fish only speak Spanish...

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