Will Contentment Ensure a Longer Life

March 24, 2007 9:58am CST
Here is a popular story on contentment: A very poor but physically fit beggar was once seen lying on the beach doing nothing. A wealthy fisherman who saw him asked if he would like to join him, at which the beggar replied: Why should I? To which the Fisherman answered: So that you can catch some fish and sell it. Beggar: Then what? Fisherman: Then you can buy your own nets and start fishing. Beggar: Then what? Fisherman: Then you can make a lot of money and become a big businessman like me. Beggar: Then what? Fisherman: So that you can buy whatever you want and relax to enjoy life! Beggar: What do you think I am doing now as I lie down on this beach?
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