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Old 06-19-2002, 02:05 PM
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A perspective.........


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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Old 06-19-2002, 02:25 PM
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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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Old 06-19-2002, 02:33 PM
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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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Old 06-19-2002, 07:21 PM
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Old 06-19-2002, 07:36 PM
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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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