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Give a man a fish. (Part One)

Updated on September 8, 2013

Chinese proverb

'Give a man a fish


Feed him for a day

Teach a man to fish and feed him for life'.

How true is that quote?

If this is so true, which it is, why do so many people struggle through life trying to make ends meet?

The answer is in the quotation surely?

'Give a man a fish'

Readers of this please take note.

Your answer to a life full of abundance is there in the quote. All you have to do is find the teacher who you can relate to and the teacher who is willing to teach you.

It really is that simple in my view.

So. stop looking for THE next big thing which you may think will give you prosperity or make you rich beyond your wildest dreams and start your search for your and do not stop until you find him or her.

Why aren't we all rich then?

We should be. Why? Because there is enough money in the world to make everybody comfortable. Money is infinitely available. What we all need to do is find the thing which will bring this infinitely available money to us and then give a man a fish.

World poverty could disappear.....for ever!

Sweeping statement I know, but I have long believed this to be true.

5% of the world's highest earners hold 95% of the world's wealth.

You and I need and owe it to ourselves to be in that 5% bracket as a starting point.

The 5% Become Teachers.

This is a fictitious story written by poshcoffeeco, called give a man a fish, and is now part of his vision for the future of the world and all of it's inhabitants.

A story of dedication and commitment to a worldwide cause by one person which will spread globally. Like a virus everyone will be touched by this vision where World leaders and Governments will make it part of their own strategies for world peace and prosperity.

The brainchild of not just one person but many who have gone before, but this time the vision is finally recognised and acted upon. This vision is the chance to save the world and end poverty forever. It is so simple a fact that problems in the world should never have reached this unbelievable state. Everyone should learn to give a man a fish.

Read on below a short story GIVE A MAN A FISH, a global challenge

GIVE A MAN A FISH, a global challenge ( by poshcoffeeco. a.k.a Steve Mitchell )

Mid winter somewhere in Europe. The coldest for decades. Two friends are stranded on a desolate motorway, no money, no fuel and no food. Using their last coppers to go to try and find work in another town Jake and Sam have left their families behind and gave them a promise of not returning until they have found abundant wealth and can change the lives of themselves, friends and family.

The euro currency has crashed to the lowest level ever and the European governments are powerless to act.

In the town's and cities riots are breaking out, looting is rife and once again there is an every man for himself determination to find food, shelter and warm clothing for themselves and their families.

The situation cannot go on and Jake and Sam have talked at length for many years of this great day when they would leave to find a new life of prosperity.

The only trouble is, it has taken a European meltdown to get them on the road to action.

Having previously been lacking in the field of ambition the pair have mustered enough get up and go to finally make their way out into the now lonely and cold world.

Unsure of what to do first they decide to dump their car and head towards the nearest town. Not knowing for sure how far it is, they set off in the direction they were travelling in.


Coincidence or pure fate?

On their arrival in the nearest town which was a good hour walking they met an old school pal from way back.He was handing out food parcels and hot drinks to people in the town who were struggling since the downturn. Not only was he giving out food and drink, but was giving them little business type cards which read the following-:





The two friends enquired what this was all about. Joel, the old friend from way back told them that it was his vocation in life after meeting an old man who taught him how to make enough money never to have to work again.

From what Joel went on to tell them it would appear that as a condition of being taught by the old man you had to promise to carry on the work as a payback for learning the old man's methods.

The vision of the old man was to rid the world of poverty by getting every man woman, boy and girl to learn the methods for a life of abundance and continue to pass on the knowledge to everyone who wanted it.

Little did the three friends know at the time that this was to prove to be one of the world's best chance meetings ever.

It was just the beginning, a new start for the world and it's 7billion inhabitants.

This was to be the biggest wealth making idea ever to hit the planet. Bigger than MLM.

The three friends would begin to devise their strategy after spending a number of days together in the City in Europe. They all had the same ambition to clean up the world in terms of it's finances in the hope that the kind of meltdown that was being experienced would never need to be seen again.

Together they wanted to get the 5% / 95% balance shifted the other way round. They wanted to see 95% of the wealth of the world in the hands of the 95% where it could be used properly.

They decided that the old man's strategy which had worked for Joel was going to work for them also. But what about the rest of the world, how could they make people see that this would work for them?

Walk the walk.

The three friends decided that in order to get the message of the old man to the masses they had to do what Joel had done. In order to talk the talk, they had to walk the walk first.

It had been a tiring day for the two friends, Jake and Sam. Joel could see this so he offered to give them a bed for the night and a chance to be able begin to pass on the old man's secret.

Continue to read the story, Give a man a fish.


If you like this article make sure you get along to Part 2 now. Click here to go to Give a man a fish ( Part 2 )


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    Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    You really have us thinking on this.

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    Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks again tillsontitan, I am glad you enjoyed my little story.

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    Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

    Oh I know its only a story (which you've written so very well) but wouldn't it be nice if this actually happened! We know it could but our world has not allowed it. As you said, the top 5% have the wealth and they're not giving it up. However, we must continue to try our best, whether or not we're rich, we can still share with those less fortunate.

    I read part 2 first but I had to come here and read part 1. Well done my friend.

    Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    cclitgirl, thanks for the vote and share, I really do appreciate it.

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    Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

    I think this is my favorite hub by you. :) Voted up and socially SHARED. ;D

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Kelly and Louise,

    Sounds like you should be in a film together....

    Oh no that was Thelma and Louise, my mistake...ha ha.

    You really do give me the confidence to try new forms of writing with your wonderful comments.

    It is a great thing when your peers/followers/supporters enjoy what you write. It makes it all worthwhile.

    Thanks so much for being there for me.

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    Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

    What a great read!!! I'm a big believer that everyone we meet in this life will teach us something. I'm off to read part#2 now....

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    Nice! I am fascinated with any stories that are survival stories or end of the world type stuff! I loved it and can't wait for part 2!

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks for visiting Dave. I am sure you are correct, great saying though all the same.

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    Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    I love that saying that you attribute to the Chinese, but I think God said it first.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Hi Christy, never done this before. 2nd part should be out sometime today, I think. Thanks for commenting, I know you are very busy.

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Oooh you are keeping us on our seats waiting for Part 2. A good look at a well-known phrase here Posh.

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    Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Oh No!, I had better think a bit more about the story. Don't know yet what is going to happen....... I do really!

    Thanks for your encouraging words Ardie. You are the best.

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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    I knew you had this in you! You're quite the storyteller PCC :) Keep them coming or your fans will riot and you'll have a real mess on your hands. This is Part I so I will wait (and NOT patiently either) for Part II