Unspoken Conversations are the topics that are often swept under the carpet, whispered amongst the closest of friends and bitched about by many. I want to create awareness about difficult things that people face in life; grief, mental health, money, illnesses, family troubles, relationship difficulties and putting yourself first. I want to tell the truth about things that really matter.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Fijian Taught Me...

I had an ahhhhhh ha moment in Fiji. You know one of those moments when someone says something and it really pulls your heart strings and just makes sense?

A Fijian told me this story.

One day a white man came to the shores of Fiji in his boat. He saw a black man up a tree. He said to the man "what are you doing?" The man replied, "collecting coconuts to trade at the markets." The white man asked him why he didn't use a wheelborrow to carry more coconuts to the markets so that he could make more money. If he did this, he'd be able to hire someone to collect the coconts for him. Then when he had enough money, he could open a factory, where he could use the milk from the coconut for coconut oil, the flesh for expensive balms, the husks for souviners and the coconut leaves for weaving. Then, of course, the black man could retire happily and relax in his mansion by the beach. The Fijian replied "why would I want to do that when I am already living in paradise and I'm already relaxed?"
What do you think the moral to the story is?

Look after yourself and those around you,

Kirsty xxxx 

1 comment:

Christine said...

I've seen this same story about an American businessman who says this to a Mexican fisherman. Its so true though. I am following you from Pretty Little Inspirations bog hop. Hope you have a chance to visit mine too :)