The Contented Fisherman

"The industrialist was horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat, smoking a pipe. 

“Why aren’t you out fishing?” said the industrialist. 

“Because I have caught enough fish for the day.” 

“Why don’t you catch some more?” 

“What would I do with it?” 

“Earn more money. Then you could have a motor fixed to your boat and go into deeper waters and catch more fish. That would bring you money to buy nylon nets, so more fish, more money. Soon you would have enough to buy two boats... even a fleet of boats. Then you could be rich like me.” 

“What would I do then?” 

“Then you could really enjoy life.” 

“What do you think I am doing now?” 

Which would you rather have: a fortune or a capacity for enjoyment?"

from the book "Song Of The Bird" by Anthony de Mello truth, OdiliaCarmen