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Once a fisherman was sitting near seashore, under the shadow of a tree smoking his beedi. Suddenly a rich businessman passing by approached him and enquired as to why he was sitting under a tree smoking and not working. To this the poor fisherman replied that he had caught enough fishes for the day.

Hearing this the rich man got angry and said: Why don’t you catch more fishes instead of sitting in shadow wasting your time?

Fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fishes?

Businessman: You could catch more fishes, sell them and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could go fishing in deep waters and catch even more fishes and earn even more money.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could buy many boats and employ many people to work for you and earn even more money.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could become a rich businessman like me.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could then enjoy your life peacefully.

Fisherman: Isn’t that what I am doing now?

Moral – You don’t need to wait for tomorrow to be happy and enjoy your life. You don’t even need to be more rich, more powerful to enjoy life. LIFE is at this moment, enjoy it fully.

As some great men have said “My riches consist not in extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants”.

Author Unknown

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  • Priya May 15, 2021, 2:26 am

    Really good and motivational story πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • Ananya December 4, 2018, 8:57 am

    Such an amazing story no doubt about what it is but you know I just truly loved it and thanks to whosoever has written it it was such relaxing and motivating

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  • Eva Arcillas November 10, 2016, 3:21 am

    Beautiful very motivating stories… I really Love this site.. Life is too short.. we know that we are not permanent in this world.. so as we still here on earth Enjoy each precious moment with the one you Love.. people around u and of cor’s praising God is the most beautiful and wonderful moment we have to do while we are here in this beautiful and dump world.

  • Godfrey Pepper October 17, 2016, 2:26 am

    This is so inspiring

  • Kayung Tadar May 6, 2016, 1:36 pm

    I really love this story, thanks for this!!

  • Surendra mahara April 16, 2016, 5:23 am

    I love this story and its a very powerful message for us.

  • Majid April 15, 2015, 8:37 am

    This was amazingly deep, it brought a tear to my eye, and sent a shiver down my spine. As I realise, life should be full of happiness, and a smile does much more than you think it does.:)

  • Parvin October 11, 2014, 11:11 am

    Great Story! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing

  • Ak September 11, 2014, 7:42 am

    Nice post

  • Kirui Davies August 17, 2014, 4:10 pm

    Wow that was a fabulous story. But also the rich b/s man was right coz the future is equally important! It’s good to enjoy investing while you are still strong then you reap your hard work when you are too old to work.

  • STa Ease Sailo June 27, 2014, 9:42 am

    Great story. You made it clear enough how each man’s happiness can differ. Except that the richer one could be blessings to more of those who are in needs of help.

  • Prachi Sharma April 5, 2014, 8:08 am

    Nice story thus teaches about our life

  • Sexy Girl April 5, 2014, 8:06 am

    So touching and reliable story

  • Nithaniyaln February 6, 2014, 7:00 am

    It’s true… enjoy life in ever moment…

  • Krishna January 12, 2014, 7:56 am

    So nice

  • Brajesh Kumar January 7, 2014, 1:18 am

    This story gives a pleasant happiness to a stressful mind..

  • Sarah October 21, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Ooooh!!! Yeaaa… it’s the best!! :-*

  • Lucky October 21, 2013, 8:07 am

    Very good story….:)

  • Syalinda, Malaysia July 5, 2013, 8:34 am

    What a great story πŸ™‚

  • Mads June 16, 2013, 5:53 am

    I want to read many stories etc. in this Moral Stories website!!! I am very lucky coz I found this story!!! Thanks..

  • Samo May 6, 2013, 9:30 am

    It is fish not fishes.

    • IMCI June 4, 2020, 12:04 pm

      The most common plural form of fish is indeed fish. However, under certain circumstances, you can use fishes as the plural form of fish. … Fish can refer to multiple fish, especially when they are all the same species of fish. Fishes, however, usually refers to multiple species of fish, especially in scientific contexts.

  • Mr. T May 4, 2013, 6:48 am

    Eureka! I found it! I heard this great moral story sometime ago. I only remembered some of it. I was searching for it. Now I found it. Thanks to your site. Good job.

  • Sam April 22, 2013, 11:43 pm

    Great story..:)

  • Moszex April 14, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Real, encouragement to venture into creat knowledge & big plans, salute Steve.

  • Dd March 31, 2013, 2:25 am

    Life is joy. We have to enjoy each and every movement.

  • Sofia March 27, 2013, 10:43 pm

    I remember reading this back in 2010. Whenever I’m feeling down I just re-read it ;D It’s true, I’m always pushed to go to college and become a lawyer or doctor. I wanna join the navy and travel. I’m still 16 and I think I have more than enough time to figure out what I wanna do in life. I’m stressed out with school at the moment. But I just love this story πŸ˜€

  • Julz March 27, 2013, 1:13 am

    I love this story…!

    We should be contented of what have given to us.

  • Livio March 4, 2013, 2:13 am

    There are no poor people in this world. There are only indolent people which claimed themselves as no having nothing.

  • Santhosh February 18, 2013, 12:39 am

    Very nice story. Even though I heard it somewhere. Reading it again and again gives me the immense pleasure of thinking each and every moment to Enjoy. Every moment to live your life to the fullest. We always make mistake by thinking to get happiness rather than being happy.

  • Dhmakharia February 4, 2013, 7:11 am

    Your site is awesome. I am inspired for a while and hopefully for long term. Well.. I wanna do something I love in my life and something that I can enjoy, not something that I am not up and resorted to do/work.

  • Sunny January 27, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Nice but not to..After fulfilling his wants, why didn’t help others? Don’t be selfish.

  • Raj January 14, 2013, 11:06 pm

    I like the story very much. I am very greatful to you…..

  • Irfan December 18, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Cool… liked it.

  • Ranender November 30, 2012, 2:14 am

    Superb dude…….

  • Tuna November 18, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Superb story. We should live happily.

  • N P lathiya October 29, 2012, 2:34 am

    “Life goes on” so enjoy all the moments of life.

  • Jorz October 2, 2012, 1:15 am

    Lazy people admire the poor fisherman’s way of thinking while I admire the rich man, because the rich man think of helping others by giving them jobs, thinking the someday they will be a businessmen too.

  • Xamanthe September 27, 2012, 1:16 am

    Your site is awesome. I am inspired for a while and hopefully for long term. Well.. I wanna do something I love in my life and something that I can enjoy, not something that I am not up and resorted to do/work.

  • Veeru September 15, 2012, 10:31 am

    Sooppa story

  • Etand September 5, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Heard it before and was happy to find it.

    Suprisingly it is set in India, where it’s not just a story but a way of life for so many… I learned exactly that from villagers across the country.

  • Sadaf September 5, 2012, 4:41 am

    Great…….thanks for your nice story. It is very helpful for everyone.

  • Hemant August 16, 2012, 8:27 am

    It is an interesting story. It is very useful in our life.

  • Zafar August 8, 2012, 9:16 am

    It’s a good story.

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