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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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  • Princess August 2, 2012, 12:01 pm

    It’s an awesome story full of moral.. thanks for share…

  • Dafni Fernandes July 31, 2012, 9:51 am

    This story has a very wonderful meaning in each and every sentence which helps us to come up in our life which means being happy in every movement.

  • Rick June 27, 2012, 9:10 pm

    It is a good story with a righteous moral. However, what the businessman was saying is sitting around lazily enjoying doing nothing w/o worry is not very fulfilling or even in some way morally justified. It should be one’s right to live that way and if it makes one happy, then so be it. And there is a happy medium. From my point of view, he was lazy and w/o ambition and he will continue to sit under that tree forever, that’s his choice and right. But, I wouldn’t want to depend on him for anything and I certainly wouldn’t.

  • Rajesh June 2, 2012, 8:45 am

    Moral is way to life.

  • Sumit June 2, 2012, 2:33 am

    It is good in morals

  • Rajesh May 15, 2012, 10:04 am

    Life is joy, we have to enjoy.

  • lamia May 14, 2012, 6:44 am

    Life is at the moment. Great story, and it’s true, if you value this momet you value the life, and life is sooooo short that’s why let’s enjoy every our minutes and be greatful for every moment we can breath…

  • ANGEL BHAVANI.K May 10, 2012, 10:18 am

    It is a very interesting story.

  • Berna May 5, 2012, 1:32 pm

    This story made me realize that, you dont need lots of money for you to be able to enjoy life!! Thanks to the author!!

  • Michy April 25, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Be happy with today and you will discover you have always been happy through your life.

  • Hardik April 22, 2012, 8:30 am

    Enjoy the present, if we have not seen tomorrow why to worry about it!

  • Dinesh Aspire April 18, 2012, 3:54 am

    Don’t think about tomorrow………Today is in our hand……Enjoy each and every seconds in our life…..

  • Partha April 15, 2012, 11:07 am

    Awesome story! Really need this type of stuff to keep myself going. You never really know what is gona happen tomorrow…

  • Amitha March 22, 2012, 10:26 am

    It is a good story.

  • Jerome March 22, 2012, 1:33 am

    Great story.. life is so simple don’t make it complicated. It’s just a matter of choices.

  • Soumili Bishi March 14, 2012, 1:07 am

    Absolutely true!

  • Amisha February 25, 2012, 5:45 pm

    Wonderful moral story, helped me in my project!!!!

  • Arya Banerjee February 15, 2012, 3:24 pm

    It’s outstanding…. This is what Life should be…..

  • Ongoro Ben Nyareki January 31, 2012, 12:51 am

    It is indeed a good story, happiness is a choise as well as to enjoy life is a choise.

  • P.rimona January 13, 2012, 5:16 am

    It is really a nice story and encouraging

  • Akash January 12, 2012, 9:42 am

    Awesome story boss…

  • Kalyani December 10, 2011, 9:37 am

    This is a agreat story I like this very much

  • Gaurav December 9, 2011, 3:55 am

    I am motivated!!

  • Gaurav_Luthra November 23, 2011, 8:43 am

    I am very much inspired with this story. I’ll try to implement in my life.

  • Loganayaki November 11, 2011, 4:40 am

    The story was really super and great…

  • Tanisha November 10, 2011, 4:09 am

    It is awesome!!! and even true. Loved it.

  • Mir Erfaan October 24, 2011, 9:47 pm

    This is really an amazing story……….The ultimate motive of life is to get a few moments of relaxation………….

  • Sumit Ranjan October 14, 2011, 1:17 am

    Really an amazing and strong story….no doubt in that……………but one point that we should never forget is that althoug you have got everything , all wealth , possesions but then also u should aspire to go to more higher heights together with enjoying your current moments……you should not stop at any point…keep going forward along with enjoying ur current moments….life is a precious gift given by god to any human being…

  • Adam October 11, 2011, 11:56 am

    Absolutely incredible. This is truth. When you hear the truth, you get it. This story makes perfect sense. Happiness is a choice. You can choose to experience it later, in which case you will develop a mindset of being happy later which will carry on into your retirement life. This leads to neediness for the rest of your life. Or you can be happy now, and not worry about being needy. Great job, I love this post, thank You so much. It was great to read a story of this nature.

  • Husnain October 11, 2011, 6:27 am

    i love this story superb story <3

  • Brindha October 3, 2011, 8:13 am

    good story…

  • Brindha October 3, 2011, 8:11 am

    nice story………

  • Basani October 3, 2011, 2:14 am

    Yes, it’s really nice story.
    We have to enjoy life while you are living.
    If some one got all the things, but there is no breath what is the meaning of life/person it is.
    Enjoy the work what to do.
    Do the work with happiness.

  • Mimi August 14, 2011, 7:18 pm

    Nice story!

  • shaz August 11, 2011, 1:44 pm

    very good.

  • Ramesh August 9, 2011, 8:00 am

    Story is superb. What a twist at last…

  • avanthika August 8, 2011, 12:37 am


  • Gurpreet Singh August 5, 2011, 12:36 am

    It iss good inspiration for peacefully life.

  • Sanjeev July 27, 2011, 6:02 am

    Very good one.

  • Sarita July 23, 2011, 1:49 am

    Moral is okie but why u will not stay hunger to achieve more

  • Rajat Jain July 14, 2011, 2:17 am

    Very interesting story……….. Superb………..

  • ABDUL BASIT July 11, 2011, 6:36 am

    It is real that, a person should enjoy his/her life at every moment.

  • Tauseef Gillani July 11, 2011, 4:15 am

    It is the most heart touching story I ever read and it is universal truth that the moment you have, you have otherwise not have tomorrow.

  • Van July 6, 2011, 4:09 am

    The moral is, mind your own business! Lol! just kidding. Haha! Most of the time, you enjoy life by its simplest things. Nice!

  • santhosh shinde June 27, 2011, 6:29 am

    Good and nice story.

  • Nisha June 19, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Nice and true!

  • JONITA June 18, 2011, 2:06 pm


  • Swathi June 15, 2011, 1:28 am

    Awesome… simple and good story.

  • Rochelle June 13, 2011, 11:58 am

    Wow…. Short but sweet…..
    A short dialouge can make a great change in people’s life…
    Intresting One …

  • Abdul June 9, 2011, 5:19 am


  • Eshaani Patel May 14, 2011, 1:47 am

    good one

  • Rakesh mishra May 13, 2011, 1:42 pm

    It is an amazing, and real life based story. We really forget many memorable moments of our life in the race of life. I don’t know who are you, but thanks for this site from the bottom of my heart.

  • neha thukral April 29, 2011, 2:57 am

    interesting one…..

  • Sheeba April 10, 2011, 4:30 pm

    Beautiful πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  • Seshu March 17, 2011, 4:09 am

    Wow simply superb.

  • dam February 22, 2011, 5:47 am

    awesome .truly inspirational !!!!!!!!!!

  • aakko February 14, 2011, 10:27 am

    the moral is really true

  • JACKIE NJOROGE January 13, 2011, 12:21 am

    How quickly we forget and tend to assume that one day will get all that we want in life which is only a nightmare. Today is your only day. Yesterday has passed and tomorrow is never assured. Take time to enjoy yourself today with no regrets…

  • Anjan Komaravelli December 28, 2010, 11:07 am

    Most awesome story I ever read.

  • Tauseef December 15, 2010, 12:43 pm

    This is one of the fantastic story I ever read. . .

  • Sahil October 23, 2010, 10:25 am

    This is one of the finest stories I ever read or heard….

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  • Bernard August 5, 2010, 6:23 am

    Your site is very educative and inspirational. God bless you.

  • Gopi chebrolu July 16, 2010, 1:33 am

    Good story……….

  • Kn Karthick July 4, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Very nice story with a powerful message…

    I liked it very much.

  • Vishakha May 21, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Nice story. That the true do what makes u happy. Give peace to ur mind and who knows the future so enjoy ur present ……

  • lbrito May 21, 2010, 12:25 am

    This is one of my favorite stories now.

  • Khouloud Kleshko May 18, 2010, 8:34 am

    A great one too….

  • Kevin April 25, 2010, 3:45 am

    teaching a man how to fish doesn’t necessarily make him a cartel owner….unless he is happy doing it and has a “want to”.
    I’d rather be happy on the journey than thinking happiness was found only in possessions and / or large cashflow.

  • MYOVELA JULIUS April 23, 2010, 8:26 am

    It is true that your are needed to enjoy your life at any time without considering the condition which you have at the moment.

  • SWETHA January 4, 2010, 7:38 am

    Wow! What a superb story!

  • Asmita December 30, 2009, 5:01 am

    It’s an inspiration to enjoy life happily.

  • Rocky December 9, 2009, 9:23 am

    You have said the moral of life.

  • Anamika October 3, 2009, 9:41 am

    What an inspirational story

  • Imole Joseph April 25, 2009, 5:48 pm

    This is really inspiring Steve.

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