Teach A Man To Fish And He Will Eat For A Lifetime, So Long As He Can Provide His Own Rod And Have A Way Of Getting To The Pond

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Simple solutions are rarely simple; just look at the popular adage of how giving a man a fish feeds him today while teaching a man to fish feeds him for a lifetime. We’ll understand it better if we take it literally. Learning how to fish has huge barriers to entry. To learn how to fish, a person needs their own rod, bait, a means to get to water, a boat, and a fishing licence. If a solution sounds too simple, question it rather than taking it at face value. Read full article here

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