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# Motivational Story

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07 Sep 2006, 08:36
Hi all,

I came across this story...and found it very interesting...thought of sharing with you all...

If you have more stories or inspiring notes...let's share...These help us to keep moving in life...

Here it goes...

Fresh Fish

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to bring the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste of the fish.

To solve this problem, fishing companies have installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like the frozen fish.

The frozen fish bought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fished stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.

So how did the Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend?

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This is what they did:

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in very lively state. The fishes are challenged.

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired & dull, so we need a shark in our life to keep us awake and moving.

In our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active and taste better....

The more intelligent, persistent and competant you are, the more you enjoy a CHALLENGE. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are a CONQUEROR. You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions.

BE ACTIVE....

Bee happy and keep smiling,

Punnu

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07 Sep 2006, 09:42
This is excellent way to motivate yourself.
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08 Sep 2006, 12:31
The moral of the story is that if you're not eaten by sharks, you will be eaten by people????

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18 Sep 2006, 15:43
Japanese should prefer to eat the fish in the middle of the Sea itself.

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30 Sep 2006, 05:42
Actually this is how the Japanese really prefer to eat their sashimi. It's called "Ikezukuri" which literally translates to live cut fish. I have seen it done with lobsters too.

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30 Sep 2006, 12:09
here is my personal photo (.mov files are not allowed to post ) of this "moving fish" thing... needless to say, I felt guilty eating it... but it was fresh
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25 May 2011, 09:56
good motivational one..

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30 May 2011, 02:12
I like it pretty much, because it basically reflects my own attitude to life!

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Re: Motivational Story   [#permalink] 30 May 2011, 02:12
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