Single Sentence Saturday: About teaching a man to fish

”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” only works if the man has access to a lake, but lakefront property tends to be expensive and lakefront property owners don’t take kindly to trespassing. 

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Comment by Ron Powell on October 6, 2018 at 2:53pm

Are there no fish in the sea?

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 6, 2018 at 4:30pm

Many live by lakes accessible to the public, Kosh.

Comment by koshersalaami on October 6, 2018 at 4:35pm

Missing the allegorical point. It’s about access. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 6, 2018 at 5:16pm

i know    tho u seem to assume that all lakes are on private property   

Comment by Ron Powell on October 6, 2018 at 6:43pm

Are there no rivers and streams?

Too many alternatives re access for your point to be as sharp as it could be....

Comment by koshersalaami on October 6, 2018 at 8:07pm

I suppose I could have written it differently and said

...only works if the man has access to a body of water with fish in it.

Comment by J.P. Hart on October 6, 2018 at 10:11pm

Give a dog a duck and you feed him for a day, teach a dog to fetch and you feed him for a lifetime.

Comment by koshersalaami on October 7, 2018 at 5:02am

But only if the dog lives in a neighborhood where there are ducks

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 7, 2018 at 6:12am

Reason liked that old saw, but, like all old saws, it is too simple. How about “Give a thief a gun and a bank is the largest target he can imagine. Give a thief a bank and there is no limit to his imagination.

“Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen.” Woody Guthrie

Comment by Rodney Roe on October 7, 2018 at 6:39am

Not Reason...Reagan.

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