The other day while waiting for people to arrive to a meeting, someone told an interesting story. I can’t remember how we got on the topic, but it is something to think about. It’s told as a joke, but I think that it has very deep meaning. Here’s my best attempt at the joke:
A business man drove past a man fishing in a pond every day. Each day the business man saw the same man fishing. One day, he stopped to talk to him.
“What do you do?” the man fishing said to the corporate man.
“I’m and executive and own a lot of companies. I work a lot,” he explained. “So that I can do what you do one day.”
“Man, you don’t have to do all of that to do what I do!” the fisherman said.
Very insightful, don’t you think. It goes to show that a lot of people don’t do what they love. They drive themselves to the ground, only to be disappointed in the end.