Daily Prompt: Fish

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Which is man’s ancient vocation? I’ll give you some clues. There is nothing fishy in it. The government hopes to catch many big fish in the tax net. What is the government going to do with the tax? They want to feed the poor. Well, let them know an important truth. “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give him a hook, you enable him to feed himself for the whole life” If the government goes on feeding him, he will continue to remain idle and when an emergency occurs, he will fall into the trap of a loan shark. He gets hooked up for life and there is no escape for him. Ultimately, the man commits suicide and the opposition party tries to fish in troubled waters. Does it stink like fish? Now you have got an idea about man’s ancient vocation. Not only in English, the idioms and proverbs in other languages also are derived from man’s ancient vocations like fishing, hunting, food-gathering etc. The later day idioms will be on agriculture and navigation.


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