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    OT: Life - Worth the read...

    A perspective.........

    LIVING ...

    A boat had just docked at the boat ramp in a tiny
    Mexican village.An American tourist watched. He
    complimented the Mexican fisherman on the
    quality of his fish and asked how longit took him to
    catch them. "Not very long," answered the Mexican.
    "But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch
    more?"asked the American.

    The Mexican explained that his small catch was
    sufficient to meets his needs and those of his family.

    The American 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, have a
    few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs...I
    have a full life." The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvardand 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. 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 negotiate directly with the processing plants and even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico
    City, Los Angles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise." "How long would that take?" asked the Mexican. "Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the
    American. "And after that?" "Afterwards? That's when it really gets interesting,"answered the American, laughing. "When
    your business gets really big, you can go public,start
    selling stocks, and make millions!"

    "Millions? Really? And after that? "After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your grandchildren, catch a few fish, take a siesta,
    and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your
    friends." .....

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    Gold Member Gold Member Iggy's Avatar
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    Ah yes, the full circle of life.
    If I could make enough to live the way he, the fisherman, does I'd be happy.

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    Charter Member #1528 Charter Member RiverGirl's Avatar
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    Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years
    ....What ever happened to the "Get Rich Quick" programs.............

    20 - 25 years... chiiiiiit...........
    ...........WHERE'S MY SUGAR DADDY!?!?!?!?!!

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    I'm right here baby... how was yor birthday...?

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    Put your best foot forward!

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    Charter Member #1528 Charter Member RiverGirl's Avatar
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    Is thaaaaat right.....!

    My birthday, well not neeear as exciting as yours.

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    AAAAHHHHHHH! Life is Good!

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    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in his boat and drink beer all day!

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