Article; And The Fish Died.

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Article; And The Fish Died.

My son’s aquarium had 3 fish and he loved his fish more than anything else in the house.

He talked to them morning afternoon and night as though they understood his language.

However, I noticed despite his immense love, he fed them sparingly and rebuffed every advice to increase the frequency.

So I decided I will help him out.

One day after he left for school, I decided to add more flakes and I did that for 4 consecutive days without telling him.

Guess what? I was woken up the 5th day by a loud yell: Oh My God! they are dead! All the fish are dead!! I mean he was screeching.

I jumped off the bed to check the aquarium. Behold, all 3 fish were belly-up.

What killed my fish? My son sobbed, demanding answer as if he suspected some foul play, then refused to dress up for school.

At this time I didn’t know I was the culprit.

Then he put it directly to me. Dad, did you do anything?

Ignorantly I responded – No I didn’t do any harm, I only helped you feed them when you were in school.

He paused, hugged me and whispered, Oh!!you killed them.

I still didn’t understand.

If anything, I got more confused, but then I had to defend myself because in my village, adults don’t go wrong 🙂. No I did not, I responded.

He looked at me with teary eyes, then went straight to my room and in seconds returned with my phone. Launched Google search, handed me the phone and watched me as I read ‘A Hungry Fish is Healthy Fish, an Over fed Fish is a Dead Fish’. Wow!!

By the time I finished reading through, it was evident that adult goofed this time 😨. I literally killed the fish. I felt terrible.

Fish are fed sparingly.

My 9yr old son knew this because he learnt about it the moment he got the aquarium, but I didn’t know and didn’t care to ask him.

Just like many of us never read our phone manuals.

I thought I should share the story to let others know there is no limit to learning and everyone can learn from anyone including the kids.

It only takes humility.

Ignorance is quite expensive. It can cost much more than the fish.

So Never think you are too knowledgeable, too big, too educated, too experienced, too rich or too old to learn.

Learn to listen to others’ opinions even when they sound contrary.

Remember, all you know is all you’ve learnt and all you’ve learnt is not all there is.

In the words of Alvin Toffler, ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn’.

Learn,Share & Grow Without Limit.

Felicitygists.com

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