Thursday, September 4, 2008

There is more to life then increasing its speed.

This is just an e-mail I recieved but its surely worth a read. Despite some practical truths!!!
A tourist complimented the fisherman in Goa on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
'Not very long,' answered the fisherman.
'But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?' asked the tourist. The fisherman explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The tourist 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 guitar, sing a few songs... I have a full life.'
The tourist interrupted, 'I have an MBA, 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 fisherman.
'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 Mumbai. From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.'
'How long would that take?' asked the fisherman.
'Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,' replied the tourist. 'And after that?' 'Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting,' chuckled the tourist, 'When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!''
Millions? Really? And after that?' asked the fisherman.
'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 with your buddies.'
'With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what I am doing now. So what's the point wasting 25 years?' asked the fisherman. Know where you're going in life. You may already be there. Life in the present world is indeed a rat race. Many do not know where they are going in life.
-- Words & Hearts should be handled with care. Because words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest to repair.


Jitu said...

Kaash ki ye sab samajh pate...:) kuch log kaam ko zindagi maan ke jeetey hain... aur zindagi ko kaam mein kahin kho detey hain. :(

Echo said...

hey i remember remember readin this somewhere too...u r right..theres so much more to life thn earning money and trying to get as far as we can in the stupid rat race..but i personally always feel there has to be some drive to push u further..some goals u wanna achive n strive to work hard for..wont it be a lil too boring n monotonous otherwise?

Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

@ Jitu

:-) So nice to see u here. Yeah its a mad rush, sometimes life demands and sometimes we become so much demanding that we loose the balance somewhere.

@ Echo

There has to be some drive to push us further.....agreed! Some goals we want to achieve & work hard for....but then we must take time out to celebrate those successes & the achievements.....if not then again we are putting ourselves in the danger of monotony.....isnt it?

Keep Smiling!!!

IKWP said...

Hi! true... this is what we all are doing knowingly and unknowingly ...
mein na kehta tha ki dum bhar lo dum bhar ke liye ,
Ki yehi dum , dum bhar mein dum nikalega har dum se.

Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

@ ikwp

Welcome to my space :-)

bahut khoob bhi kaha!!!

Vamsi said...

@ jigyasa,
nice one !
jab hamare paas sab kuch hai, tho bevajah hum 'aur' ke peeche bhagthe hai, aur apna chain kho lethe hain !
nice moral of the story, enjoy with what we have ! ;-)
cheers !

vijay said...

hi Jigyasa,

very true,

happened 2 be in Goa last week

& all this does apply 2 the locals u see there.

that probably is the rite life style - laid back :))


Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

@ Vamsi.....

Long time.....but nice to see you back!! Keep Smiling!

Ellen said...

Hi! This is a good one and I'll never tire reading this over and over. And I guess that's why it's still being circulated around because it truly drives home one huge truth -- that we drive ourselves to death to achieve great things in life -- but if we only learned to stop and look hard and reflect --we may realize that those things which we seek for are already upon us, with us, in us.

Thanks for sharing this wisdom with us. Blessings to you and your family.