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Interpret this story [Morale]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 2011nfl, May 19, 2012.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Interpret this story in your own words, or more simply, just try to guess the morale to the story.

    Once there was two friends who's families were starving and the drought had left there supply of crops completely dead. The two friends had enough materials to build a fishing ship big enough to hold them and enough fish to last for a long while. Before they started building the ship they noticed a village straggler, and could see that he and his family were also starving. The two friends decided to give the straggler a little help. They asked him if he would like to come with them, they told him that all he would need to do is supply enough wood for his own living space on the ship and he could take home one third of all catches.

    The man had enough supplies to pitch in his share, but he did not have faith in the other two men, and did not believe that they could catch as many fish as they claimed. So he decided to take his lumber and build a raft big enough to fit him and a few fish.

    After about a week at sea, the two friends had filled their ship to near capacity, and were on their last trip over the waters before heading back to land. There had been a huge storm in the area the night before, and they just noticed something strange out in the water, so they decided to take a closer look. As they got a little closer, they noticed that what they had seen was the straggler hanging on to a single piece of wood from his raft.

    The man looked up and pleaded with the two men to let him on board. He was worn down from the sun beating down on him all day, dehydrated, and very hungry. The men both felt a little bad for the man, but one of the men looked down at the straggler, and this is what he said:

    "We offered you a spot on our great ship. We did not need your help. We offered this to you because we knew that you were in need. You did not believe that we could catch all of these fish, and you made a clear decision to go your own way. Now you are neck deep in the sea, and desperate, and now you believe in our system. If we were to let you aboard now, we would have to throw some of our fish overboard. Sorry, but you have made this decision for yourself. Best of luck to you."


    So what was the morale to this story? And how does knowing the morale of the story help you in the future of your business ventures? All thoughts are welcome :D
     
  2. Eliaz

    Eliaz Newbie

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    The story is kinda strange, if two persons see's that the man's family were starving and offered him a place on the ship to catch some fish, if he didn't belive in them why didn't he just help them back instead of going on his own? This is clearly a story of selfish, greedy man who deserved what he got.
    "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."
     
  3. ButcherPete

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    The moral is to at least look into every opportunity. I learned this lesson long ago...

    A few years ago, I was looking for ways to make money online. I didn't realize it at the time, but I saw dozens of mentions of IM and I didn't look into it. "Me? Make a blog? Nah... I can't do that." I thought. Little did I know, I could have. So I moved on to another scam and wasted some more of my time in pursuit of making money from home. It wasn't until the beginning of 2012 that I seriously got into IM and gave it some honest effort. I started on January 1st, and I'm just now seeing some steady profits rolling in.

    I'm kicking myself over the fact that I didn't take the time to look into that opportunity all those years ago. If I had started IM way back then (I think it was around 2008) I could be making a full-time income from home; earning my paycheck from the comfort of my couch. But I just didn't believe in my own abilities and ignored the opportunity.

    Of course, I'm on the road to success now. I'm getting the hang of this, making good money, and envisioning ways to scale up and expand. But it just goes to show you: INVESTIGATE EVERY OPPORTUNITY!!!!!!
     
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