The Rewards of Life
A fisherman was lying on a beautiful
beach with his fishing pole propped up in the sand
and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling
blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon
sun and the prospect of catching a fish.
About that time, a businessman came walking down
the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of
his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the
beach and decided to find out the reason why the fisherman
was fishing instead of working harder to make a living
for himself and his family.
"You aren't going to catch many fish that way."
Said the businessman to the fisherman.
"You should be working rather than lying on the
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The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied,
"And what will my reward be?"
"Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!"
The businessman answered.
"And then what will my reward be?" Asked the fisherman,
The businessman replied, "You will make money and you'll
be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches
"And then what will my reward be?" Asked the fisherman
The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the
"You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work
for you!" He said.
"And then what will my reward be?" Repeated the fisherman.
The businessman was becoming angry.
"Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing
boats, sail all over the world and let all your employees catch
fish for you!"
Once again the fisherman asked, "And then what will my reward
The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman,
"Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you
will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all
the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset.
You won't have a care in the world!"
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The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "And what
do you think I'm doing right now?"
Moral of the story - What do you want in your life? What are
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