The Industrialist vs The Fisherman

Today while casually surfing YouTube, I found a great video by Prince Ea which told a very powerful story about life. The story was so simple yet impactful that it really left me wondering whether we are living our lives the right way or not.

The story goes like this: 

A rich industrialist was horrified to find a fisherman lying comfortably beside his boat soaking in the warm afternoon sun. “Why aren’t you out fishing?” asked the industrialist.

“I’ve caught enough fish for the day,” said the fisherman.

”Why don’t you catch some more?” questioned the rich man.

”What would I do with them?” asked the fisherman.

”You could earn more money,” said the intruder. “Then you could buy a new motor for your boat and go into deeper waters to catch more fish. Then you could buy nylon nets and catch more fish and make more money. Then you could buy another boat and make more money, and then get a fleet of boats to make even more money. Then you would be a rich man like me!”

“What would I do then?” The fisherman asked.

”Then you could really enjoy life!” The industrialist answered.

”Sir, What do you think I’m doing right now?” replied the contented fisherman. 

Until next time.



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