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The Fisherman and the Investment Banker

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Jiva Masheder
Thought-Provoking Stories
It's easy to get caught in the rat race and run and run, forgetting what we're doing it all for. Could we find a bit of peace and happiness now, rather than putting it off til the future?
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Thom
Greatness starts small
I learned that it's not important to be successful at everything as long as you're happy with it
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Walter J
Living...
I truly enjoyed this story! Simple pleasures really are what life is about. Not working harder or longer to make more money (& wearing out your body, mind and/or soul) but making enough and then enjoying life in every way possible. Hopefully we can teach the next generation the wisdom of this story and help them stay focused on what’s truly important! Thank you Jiva for this powerful reminder! ❤️☮️🍀
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Jennifer
Great story!
Thank you for this wonderful message with so many amazing thoughts to enjoy life right here, and right now!
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Hunter
First story
Pretty good story. I enjoyed listening to it. Will listen to more stories.
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Armaan
Feb.27 2019
I feel tired and i still have to eat dinner it’s currently 8:30 and i have to get up at 6:45 tomorrow morning if i don’t want a tardy and if i get a tardy i will have detention which sucks
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bonnie
I learned that we should always stick to what makes us happy.
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Gennesy
Simplicity
Enjoying the little things in life makes life worth it. We try to find happiness in things like money, but doing so blinds us from the things we already have that make us just as happy if not happier.
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Mollie
I felt lighter
Thinking about something a little more deeper actually opened my mind a little. It also made we think to stop wanting more and be happy with what I have because in the end it all is the same.
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Tabby
Contemplation
I learned that money isn’t everything and to value the small things in life
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Julie
Money doesn’t buy happiness
I used to be a workaholic til last year when I quit a job that was no longer good for my mental well being. I was fortunate to be able to take a few months off to recharge which I needed. I have returned back to work but my focus has shifted as to what is important. It used to be work was always #1 and everything else came after. Now my home life is #1 and work comes 2nd which my boss understands. I’m very fortunate I work for a company that understands this. I’m getting better at balancing work/life. Like the fisherman in this story I make enough to provide for what I need and my family. The true treasure is being present for those important moments and spending time with the important people in my life. As well as making time for myself.
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Kelly
Life is too short to not be happy. Money may buy comfort but it won’t buy inner peace.
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Stephanie
A lot
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Alana
I learned that it’s okay to spend time doing the things you like and it’s not all about work.
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averi
gigi
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Stel
Discover where my future goes, what makes me really happy and do that. Don’t worry about being the most successful or being rich, just be happy :)
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Merlys
Profound!
To continue to downsize my life 💕 while upsizing my Faith.
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Marc
My Story
This story symbolizes my life, I was like the MBA and then became the fisherman. I wished I’d learned the lesson earlier.
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Susan
The Fisherman and The Investment Banker
Find what makes you happy now and do it. Tomorrow is not promised.
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Kawika
Find what it is that you love doing for fun as a hobby or to make a few pennies and do it. Grab life
By the horns and make the best of it. Life is short No sense in being miserable
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Susan
The fisherman and the investment banker
Incredible story. Totally true. I will listen to this one over and over. Thanks so much. Love the narrator. 💕💕💕
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Teddi
The Fisherman and the Investment Banker
I have to listen to this again and again to remind myself what’s important. Great story!
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Jeremiah
Opportunities
I learn opportunities comes and they do exist ive know don’t blow it when the opportunities present itself take advantage stay positive and humble through life
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Jonny
A beautiful lesson
A lovely reminder this morning of what is really important. My chaos and rat race of research and money making will only pull me away from my two beautiful kids who sit nnext to me right now playing joyfully with their cars