Found this story on a cool dudes website and kinda enjoyed it

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it 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 meet 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 Harvard 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 Mexican.

“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 Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”

“How long would that take?” asked the Mexican.

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.

“And after that?”

“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”

“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the Mexican.

“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 drinking and enjoying your friends.”

And the moral of this story is: Know where you’re going in life… you may already be there.

I’m in a very good place right now, but I’ve not reached my final destination as had the fisherman in the story. I know I have many places and people to see yet. Many experiences yet to experience. Many goals to achieve.

But it’s healthy to stop for a moment every now and then and just take a look at what you actually have right now instead of constantly looking ahead at what you’d like to have. And remember to be thankfull for all of those simple pleasures in life.

Just one more thing before I get back to the drawing table, this guy Wax (link above on “simple pleasures”) is awesome. I’ve found his youtube channel, his website and two myspace pages and I’m in love… Of course I’ve allready written to him on his website sugesting that we’ll get married, him and I. We’ll see if he goes for it… hähähä…  😉 There’s just something about guys who can express themselves. Crazy attractive. And he seems to be a love-person. Spreadin’ good vibes. Yeah, if I’m not his future wife, I’ll definately be his devoted fan at least.


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