14 January 2008

At the end of the day ....

First of all I would like to apologise to all Ahbengs and Ahlians who has been kambing back to this lettle blog of mine anticipating that there will be a new post everyday, been really busy lately and just cant seems to be able to find time to blog altho i got plenty of ideas .... thats life ... fulla suprises! especially when you least expected it to come ... it kam!

Anyway got this from a forwarded email and its kinda reflecting my life right now .... Lemme ask you all this question ..... By working so hard .... at the end of the day what do we all want? Take a moment and think about it ....

An American consultant was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."

The American then asked, "Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?

The Mexican said, "Well, I catch enough to feed my family."

The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard graduate and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?"

The American laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, senor? Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

It all makes sense doesnt it? .... we just got so blinded chasing money till we kenot see what is so obvious and simple ....


  1. this story is very very true... sometimes i'm chasing something i wan but can't see what i NEED and really want at the bottom of my heart... thanks u wingz... i've finally know what decision to make liao...

  2. Thought-provoking, wingz. Some people spend a lifetime chasing the simplest things.

  3. this is so true..life aint just all bout making money.sometimes a lil money with good leisure of life could just make one happier rather than struggling toomuch to achieve something that might not even work.

  4. well very true very true..i shud just stop work and bum..yeah i shud..

  5. Anonymous3:09 pm

    OMG, so true... Y couldnt we just enjoy wat we have now, right?

    simplicity is still the purest

  6. If live is always as simple as that

  7. Hehe, always have been a supporter of 'genuine living'. This article puts the idea of 'living' vs 'chasing materialistics' into more perspective. Likes it.


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