A fisherman was sitting near seashore, under the shadow of a tree smoking his beedi. Suddenly, a rich businessman passing by approached him and enquired as to why he was sitting under a tree, smoking and not working. The poor fisherman replied that he had caught enough fishes for the day.
Hearing this, the rich man got angry and said: ”Why don’t you catch more fishes instead of sitting in shadow wasting your time?” Then the fisherman asked: ”What would I do by catching more fishes?” The businessman replied: ”You could catch more fishes, sell them and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat”.
The fisherman was quiet for a while, then he asked: ”What would I do after buying a bigger boat?” The businessman answered: ”You could go fishing in deep waters and catch even more fishes and earn even more money”. The fisherman further asked: ”What would I do then?” The rich man answered: ”You could buy many boats and employ many people to work for you and earn even more money”.
The fisherman was not satisfied, and then he asked: ”What would I do after that?” The businessman also replied: ”You could become a rich businessman like me”. The fisherman further enquired: ”What would I do then?” To this, the businessman said: ”You could then enjoy your life peacefully”. Then the fisherman finally asked: ”Isn’t that what I am doing right now?”
MORAL: You don’t need to wait for tomorrow to be happy and enjoy your life. You don’t even need to be more rich and more powerful to enjoy life. Life is at this moment, enjoy it fully. As some great men have said, ”…my riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants”. Have a thrilling Thursday!