Doing Something Different

One day Ming was fishing in a lake. His friend Sung was watching him.
Hours passed but he could not get a single fish.
Sung asked him, “What are you doing here? Don’t you know, just close by there is another lake with lots of fish.”
Ming said, “I know. The lake is full of fish.”
Sung asked, “But then why are you sitting here? I don’t see you catching any fish at all.”
Ming said, “That’s why I am sitting here. What is the point of fishing in a lake full of fish? There is no enjoyment, no thrill, no patience, no great effort, no variety and no big achievement. Any fool can do that. To fish here is quite something!”
Doing something different and challenging in a difficult situation is a thrill.

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