The Hunter and the Fisherman

A hunter was returning from the mountains loaded with game when he met a fisherman coming home with his basket full of fish. The hunter admired the fish and desired to have them for supper, while the fisherman longed to have a meal of game. So they quickly agreed to exchange catches, and from then on they continued to do so every day until a neighbour said to them, “If you keep exchanging your catch so frequently, you’ll soon lose the pleasure of your exchange, and you’ll each want to keep only what you’ve caught.

Old Learning: Pleasure is increased through abstinence.

New Take

Teaming up with complementary skill goes long way.

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