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How Much is Enough

Today on the Summer of Reblogs  … a double-reblog treat. A reblog of a reblog. I originally reblogged this back in January of this year. It is a short tale of the American Dream … work hard, grow rich, retire to a life of leisure … but with a twist. 

It is a parable we should all keep in mind as we chase the dream.

The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

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PS one of the commenters observed that the story is a variation of http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anekdote_zur_Senkung_der_Arbeitsmoral another that it was the basis of a Kenney Chesney song, The Life.