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Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. If you give a man a fish, he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish, you do him a good turn.
Give a man a fish and he will have food for one day. Teach him to catch fish and he will spend all day at the lake drinking beer. Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. In beer there is freedom, in wine there is health, in cognac there is power and in water there is bacteria. A fisherman who just caught a huge salmon reels the fish in, looks at the fish and says 'I am taking you for tonight's dinner! What is the difference between having a cold beer and going to the bathroom?
There's an old saying, usually attributed to Confucius, that goes something like "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime. Some people translate it conceptually into something like "Education is the most important thing you can give someone to better his circumstances. It's considerably less catchy, of course, but I think it gets down to brass tacks much better than limiting the meaning of the aphorism to traditional charity. If you go with the education translation, you're talking about nothing but how to elevate the standard of living in third world countries, which is important but hardly the one universal problem of life. In fact, the quote about education doesn't even make full use of the statement within the context of education, because formal education too often consists of nothing more than making children memorize answers, ignoring the importance of teaching them how to get to those answers in the first place. If, on the other hand, you refer to the difference between temporary solutions and principles for solving problems, you may very well not only improve someone's standard of living, but give that person the tools to improve himself or herself, naturally.
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Give a man a fish. I began to think about the proverb and how it compares with what we do here. We have people come through our door who are so beaten down from their past experiences that they have very little faith in their future. Everyone who comes in seeking employment is coming from their own set of circumstances and sometimes those circumstances are dire. Our staffing coordinators work from a place of love. We have been recruiting and staffing since and throughout that time our staff has seen and heard thousands of horrific as well as inspiring stories from our applicants.