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There was a big fish.  Fishermen seeked him day and night. Using baits of all kinds.  Year after year.  He was hunted.

“I must CATCH THAT FISH!  When I have him, never again will I go hungry,” was their thoughts.

Ignoring the far smaller fish that the fish ate and got his size from.  Ignoring, too, that he had to eat daily

It was not an instant happening to get to his size.

Day after day the fishermen tried.  Day after day they went home hungry.

“I don’t WANT to nibble on LITTLE fish.  I WANT THAT…..ONE!”

The big fish was often “tried” by wonderful baits. Occasionally ALMOST being fooled.  But he tested before he’d swallow.  Thus grew bigger and bigger, Safely.

Still the fishermen came.  Still, they left, hungry.

IGNORING the foods the “great” fish ate.

He did not.  Growing bigger. Growing stronger.   Growing wiser.  Knowing his Safe food the fishermen passed by.

The “great” fish gave thanks, daily, for his many small tidbits….and still lives.

And the fishermen continue to go home, hungry.  re


The Old man was at a conference.  One filled with men and women of Science and High Government and High Business people.

Speaker after Speaker taking turns.  Lauding their Accomplishments.  Telling how, if it wasn’t for THEM, we wouldn’t have what we have today.  Planes / Moon Travel / Space exploration / Cars / Roads / TV / PCs…. and on and on and on.  All patting their own back and the backs of the others. All with the “LOOK what WE have Done!!!  What accomplishments we of Science and Companies and Government help and backing…have done For THE WHOLE WORLD!”

Towards the end, the old one requested to speak.  “YES, by ALL MEANS!”

He went to the podium, filled with mikes.

“I see what you have done. (He said)….INDEED…LOOK WHAT MANKIND HAS DONE!  Now we can travel in HOURS across our Earth….in what may have taken Days…or even Weeks!

Thanks to you of Science, the “world” is at our fingertips!  We can, THANKS TO YOU, now simply pick up a phone or go to our Personal Computer!



This brought a roll of applause.


(Again, applause and big smiles).

The old one continued:   “With this technology, We now have POLLUTION / DYING FORESTS / DEAD and Dying Seas /  Less Food grown / MASSES DYING from Starvation and Weather Exposure and lack of Clean Air and on and on.

YOU have done WELL!

Each “doing” needing our Earths natural Resources to MAKE these ‘WONDERFUL’ things.

At the rate ‘Technology’ is going…40 TREES in a “togetherness Group” will be called a “Forest”.  In time, even THOSE fenced off and be called a MUSEUM !  LIVING PROOF of what earth USED to have…OVER ITS WHOLE Width and Breadth!

YES!  LOOK what “we” (motioning to the auditorium filled with “Praise Givers”) have DONE!

I tell you true we are HERE, not because what you have done that makes us so “GOOD”…but because of  what you have done to Make us     So          BAD!”




Now THIS is worth SHARING!  ( :   re


A man suffered a serious heart attack and had open
heart bypass surgery. He awakened
from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at
a Catholic Hospital . As he was
recovering, a nun began asking him questions regarding how
he was going to pay for his treatment.

She asked, ‘Do you have health insurance?’

He replied in a raspy voice, ‘No health

The nun asked, ‘Do you have money in the

He replied, ‘No money in the bank.’

The nun asked, ‘Do you have a relative who could

He said, ‘I only have a spinster sister, who is a

The nun became agitated and announced loudly,
‘Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to

The patient replied, ‘Send the bill to
my brother-in-law.’

Something to consider:    LISTEN when something is Told.  LISTEN to what/how YOU Say.

Once a number of us were sitting around, sharing, when one said to all:  “What’s in Most of nature that you know that that has the BEST EYESIGHT?”    Eagles and owls (Day/Night), were their answers.

Then they looked at me.  “Flies.”

“WHAT!  Flies?”

“Yes, multifaceted eyes. Fast.  Ever try to swat one?  They ZOOM!  Flies.”

Asker:  “Well, I meant of the Birds……..”

“I have given the answer to the way your question was asked.  CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY!”

“You all here did NOT hear the QUESTION!  LISTEN.  Don’t just ASSUME.  These two are a Big Problem with people.  They Hear ONLY what they WANT To Hear, and act on that assumption.

LISTEN FIRST.   Ask CORRECTLY FIRST.  Then you’ll not get a Wrong Question or give a Wrong answer.  Aho?

LISTEN!  Even when YOU are speaking.  Aho?”

(I am in your shoes…but trying to follow my own advice.)

GB    re