The Rich Dude and The Poor Fisherman

(Archived in: Personal Freedom Social Design)

This story could have been posted on any of my blogs, because it has to do with life in general. It should be retrospective for the digital nomads and sovereign lifers out there.

I saw this at the Nomad4Ever blog, which I have been frequenting. Hats off to Christopher for the post, and hopefully it has been altered enough not to be construed as duplicate content. Either way, it is worth posting to The Sovereign Journey.

BTW, don't know if you have noticed, but the issues of sovereignty and personal freedoms are finally getting some play in the mainstream media. Maybe the sheeples are finally waking up.

The Fat Rich Dude and the Poor Island Fisherman

One morning a fat rich dude on vacation was sweating his way along a Caribbean beach and saw a poor island fisherman pulling in his boat with his meager morning catch.

The fat rich dude stopped and blurted out "not much of a catch today". The poor fisherman politely replied "not much, mon", but smiled on his labor and lamented that even such a small catch was a blessing to be thankful for and would sustain his family.

The fat rich dude rudely replied, "But what the heck will you do the rest of the day?"

"I will spend time with my wife, play with my children, and take a leisurely nap on the beach under a palm tree. Tonight I will have a fine home cooked meal, then go to the local bar with my friends, enjoy the laughter and music, and have a few Red Stripes or Greenies….. I have a simple but happy life, mon", explained the poor fisherman.

The fat rich dude interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I will help you with some advice. I suggest that you start fishing longer every day. You can then sell any extra fish that you catch at the local market. With the extra money, you can finance a bigger boat and grow a real business.

You can use this as a business model to continue to increase your profits and assets. You can buy a second boat, a third boat...and so on until you have a substantial fleet and employees working for you. Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can wholesale directly to a big processing plant, and some day plan to open your own plant. You can then leave this simple life behind and experience the culture of a large and modern city. There you can hire mangers to control your enterprises, and further invest your financial holdings."

"And after that?" asked the poor island fisherman.

"After that? Well, once you get to the city, you can really be successful," answered the fat rich dude, chuckling, "When your business takes off, you can go public and sell stock in your company, then later maybe do a reverse merger. You will make a fortune and your worries will disappear!"

"Really? Rich and no worries? What is the final outcome?" expressed the fisherman.

And finally the fat rich dude explained, "Soon, before you know it, you will be able to retire, move to a small Caribbean island like this, sleep late every day, spend time with your family, go fishing, take afternoon naps on the beach, and relax and enjoy evenings with your friends"

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