Thursday, August 8, 2013

Autism Answer: Teach a Man to Fish and it Feeds your Soul!

"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." 

True! But remember, if you teach a man to fish while your own fish pile up and rot, you are also teaching a selfish nature. 

You are also teaching waste. 

It is kind of you to take the time to teach the important skill of fishing, but remember that how long it took you to learn vs how long it takes him isn't likely about desire or work ethic. His skills are possibly far from fishing. Remember that we are all equally valuable, but we are not all the same. 

So go ahead and teach while you share some fish, so he can think clearly and will learn about kindness and the ridiculousness of waste. 

Share your fish so that you can feel the fantastic gift of your fish catching skill in the smile of another. 

And never forget to teach with a belief that it can be learned. 

Teach each other fishing, sharing, connecting, patience, persistence and respecting the fish themselves. 

In truth, the nourishment swims where you teach. 

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and your souls are nourished for a lifetime!!

Hugs, smiles and love!!
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