View Full Version : OT: A fish in a pond-one is limited by one's openess

01-25-2006, 08:44 PM
We are limited by our openess.

A fish swims all over the pond. And it said I have seen the world.

One day, the fish was caught by a villager. He was going to give it to a friend.

And then he got a better gift idea. He then released the fish into a river.

The fish swims along the river. And said oh, there are many more things than in the pond.

The fish was caught by a young boy. The boy was going to give the fish to a girl that lives close to the ocean. Then he decided to get a pot of flowers as a gift. Since the girl lives close to the ocean must have seen many more fishes.

The boy released the fish to the ocean. The fish swims and said oh this is the ocean.

The story meant that we open our mind to new ideas, suggestions and criticism etc. so that our horizon or perceived world may be broaden.

In the world of MA, are we close or open?


01-26-2006, 08:15 AM
wouldn't the freshwater fish have died when it was released into the salt water?


01-26-2006, 08:21 AM
Yes. You are correct.


01-26-2006, 12:09 PM
pond fish and river fish and ocean fish are all very different fishes.

be happy there's water if you are a fish.


Judge Pen
01-26-2006, 12:15 PM
Reminds me of a DMB song. Shouldn't we be happy with our place in this world. That's not to say that we shouldn't try to be better, but focus on where you are instead of where you want to be.

01-26-2006, 12:28 PM
My Questions Is......"how Did The Fish Know About The Ocean If He Only Thought His World Was The Pond? He Got Dumped Into A River And That Shook Up His World. But That Was All He Knew. So How Did He Ever Hear Of An Ocean? Other Fish? Have Those River Fish Ever Gone To The Ocean?

01-26-2006, 12:30 PM
Big Eyed Fish

01-26-2006, 12:32 PM
if it wasn't for aspirations we wouldn't be typing back and forth at each other.

aspiration to greater things is not bad. people just let it get out of control and place to much value on the things they have achieved.

Judge Pen
01-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Plato's myth of the cave;
The Matrix;

It's an old and a common theme.

Nothing wrong with aspiration, but aspiration without perspiration is a waste of time. Daydreaming.