A Lesson About the Pace of Life

I saw this story and it resonated with me as to the importance of simplicity:

The rich industrialist was horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat, smoking a pipe.

“Why aren’t you out fishing?” asked the industrialist.

“Because I have caught enough fish for the day.”

“Why don’t you catch some more?”

“What would I do with them?”

“You could earn more money. Then you could have a motor fitted to your boat to go into deeper waters and catch more fish. Then you would have enough money to buy more nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats…maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me.”

“What would I do then?”

“Then you could sit back and enjoy life.”

“What do you think I am doing right now?” – Author Unknown

We can often get caught up in the ‘more’ when sometimes what we need is the ‘less.’ Slowing it down, spending quality time together, balancing the pace, simplifying, feeling grounded, settled.

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