Go With the Flow Until You Are Hungry
Why I changed one of my favorite seven rules to easy success
I am confused. I read something on the internet recently that has me questioning one of my favorite seven rules to easy success. I have to take it seriously, because, as we all know, if it’s on the internet, then it must be true.
Here’s what I stumbled onto: Only dead fish swim with the current. Wow! If true, this destroys my belief that easy success comes from going with the flow.
My limited biology knowledge had me admitting to some logic in the statement. Plankton drifts on current; fish swims against current with mouth open; fish feeds.
Trusting the internet as I do, I immediately searched for The Truth. But the only answer I could find was “yes and no.”
To counter my confusion, I have now changed my success rule as follows:
Go with the flow until you are hungry, then turn around and make a little effort to feed yourself.
Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.
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Originally published at https://nonsenseatwork.com on July 15, 2020.