Life Explained…by an MBA Graduate


Life Explained…by an MBA Graduate

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.

A tourist complimented the local fishermen
on the quality of their fish and asked
how long it took him to catch them.


“Not very long.” they answered in unison.

“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”

The fishermen explained that their small catches were
sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.


“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”

“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives.

In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.

We have a full life.”


"We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take siestas with our wives.
The tourist interrupted,


“I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!

You should start by fishing longer every day.
You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

“And after that?”……….

“With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.

Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.


You can then leave this little village and move to  Mexico City , Los Angeles , or even  New York City !


From there you can direct your HUGE new enterprise.”


“How long would that take?”

“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.  

“And after that?”……….  

“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”    

“Millions? Really? “And after that?”……….
asked the fishermen.


“After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”  

That’s what we are doing now

Replied the fishermen


And the moral of this story is:  ……..

Know where you’re going in life
                      …. you may already be there!!  

Famous Mexican quotes

“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.”
Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.”  Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“I would rather die standing than live on my knees!”  Emiliano Zapata quotes (Mexican revolutionary, champion of agrarianism, who fought in guerrilla actions during and after the Mexican Revolution (1911-17), 1879-1919)

“Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people’s rights is peace”  Benito Juarez quotes (Mexican President (1861-72), 1806-1972)

“What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.” ~ Carlos Fuentes quotes (Mexican Writer, b.1928)

“I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.”
~ Salma Hayek quotes (Mexican Actress. b.1966 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico)

“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.”  ~ Anand_Singh Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It’s the same with men.”  ~ Lupe Velez quotes (Mexican Actress, 1908-1944)

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.”  ~ Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

“Deserve your dream.”
~ Octavio Paz quotes (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

You’re A Mexican When…

If most of your houses on your block are bright pink, mint green, and purple...Mexican!

If you can run and play any sport while wearing chanclas, Mexican Status

If your tio left you a van and you turned it into a taco vending business,
yes you’re a Mexican

If you ever hurt yourself and your mama rubbed the area while chanting, ” Sana Sana Colita de rana..” Your mexican. BIG TIME!! 
If you have your last name in old english lettering anywhere on your car or truck or tattooed on your back. Yes, you are a Mexican (proud one too)

If you refer to your wife as your ruca, your hina, your wifey, or your vieja.. guess what? Your MexicanIf you throw a “grito” everytime you hear Vicente Fernandez. Then not only are you Mexican your a drunk Mexican.

If you have ever been pinched in church and have been told “pobrecito de ti si lloras” or ” Vas a ver orita que salgamos.” Yes, you’re definately a Mexican.

If you grew up scared of someone called the llorona and fear the dark because of El Cucuy. Yes!! Mexican!!Si te percinas with a lotto ticket in your hand before every drawing. You’re in the Mexican zone.If you ask for something by ” dame esa chingadera” instead of calling it by its name. Yup. Mexican.

If you constantly refer to cereal as ” con fleys” or cake as ” kay ke” You’re Mexican. If you use manteca instead of vegetable oil and can’t figure out why your butt is getting bigger… you might be Mexican.

If you have some tias that dress up in their prom dress to go to a birthday party at “el Parque” you are Mexican.

If your tias and abuela dress up in their Sunday best with heels and all go to the pulga. Then yes you are a Mexican.

If most of your houses on your block are bright pink, mint green, and purple…Mexican

If you use the bushes in front of your house, the fence, or the top of an old car to dry laundry. Yes, you are a Mexican.

If your congested and your mama rubbed ” vicks” into your nostrils to help relieve your symptoms, you’re Mexican.

If you don’t need any explanations for any of the above, you know that you’re a Mexican!!

by *512*Cheerleader 09




Two natures beat within my breast, The one is foul, the other blessed, The one I love, the other I hate, The one I feed will dominate. ~Anonymous



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