The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman (Abbreviated)

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An MBA goes up to a fisherman and says “it looks like you have a very lucrative fishing business. Why don’t we work together to get more people to buy your fish?” The fisherman then says “OK, what will I do after that?” The MBA says “whatever you want” to which the fisherman asks “how is that any different than what I do right now?”

Letting Go

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

Outrunning Money

“Honey, you have to stop chasing money because money runs really fast. You should go do the right thing. It will chase you.” – Tariq Farid’s (Edible Arrangment’s CEO) mom

Calgary Veteran Who Survived Dunkirk Recounts His Experience

“Tonight I cried because it’s never the end. It won’t happen. We the human species are so intelligent and we do such astonishing things. We can fly to the moon but we still do stupid things,” Sturdy said. “So when I see the film tonight, I see it with a certain kind of sadness. Because what happened back then in 1940, it’s not the end.”

Risk

“To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk
nothing.

The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow
or love.

Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is free.”

– “The Dilemma,” Author Unknown