The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to

Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese

population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The

farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the

return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The

Japanese did not like the taste.

To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their

boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers

allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the

Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and

they did not like frozen fish.

The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed

fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to

fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were

tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste

the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their

fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish,

not sluggish fish.

So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do

they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan?

If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend?

How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh:

To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still

put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank.

The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively

state. The fish are challenged.

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most

of the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us

awake and moving? Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges

to keep us active and taste better.....

The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you

enjoy a challenge. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you

are steadily conquering those challenges, you are Conqueror. You

think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new

solutions. You have fun. You are alive!


1. Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck

out of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too

numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead,

reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.

2. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,

sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for

the tears and light for the way.

3. Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit

but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps

too long. Move on!

4. When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just

sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better

to give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider

what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to

laugh more or not to cry too hard.

5. No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can

start from now and make a brand new ending.
16th August 2012 From India, Ahmadabad
Dear Monicka, Your post has been aw-inspiring, I should say that there has been no wonders about Japanese but Yes to all your recommendations which are grand. Cheers..................................
16th August 2012 From India, Visakhapatnam
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