The industrialist was horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat, smoking a pipe.
“Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist. “Because I have caught enough fish for the day.” “Why don’t you catch some more?” “What would I do with it?” “Earn more money. Then you could have a motor fixed to your boat, go into deeper waters, and catch more fish. That would bring you money to buy nylon nets, so more fish, and more money. Soon you would have enough to buy two boats... even a fleet of boots. Then you could be rich like me.” “What would I do then?” “Then you could really enjoy life.” “What do you think I am doing now?”
Which would you rather have: a fortune or a capacity for enjoyment?
In this short story of Anthony de Mello from ‘The Song of the Bird’, you can see there are different ways to come to the same goal. The question is which way, which attitude, finds you content?
Looking back at your dream or goal after having read this story, what are the reflections that come to mind?
How confident are you that the way you are pursuing your goals and dream is the best suited to your desired end?
What would you change in the formulation of your objective after reflecting on the story?
What are you going to do differently now?
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