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The advantages of being a fool – “The Fisher King” strategy

The Story of a King Fisher
The Story of a Fisher King

Estimated time: 5 min + video 4 min

I know today is not a “April fools day”…….but I am interested to ask you….

Are you a fool? “Be positive”….. 😉 🙂

We are here to make people to see positivism in every aspect and there is nothing to feel bad about it. In fact, personally I am also a fool or at least I aspire to be one. Dude, the ancient meaning of a “FOOL” is someone who walks through the state of innocence. The innocent state of mind has many benefits….

Have you seen the movie “The Fisher King”? or have you heard the story of a “Fisher King”?

OK….here you can watch the important scene from the movie “The Fisher King” starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges.

If you are unable to catch the conversation…here it is…

Parry (Robbin Williams): Did you ever hear the story of a Fisher King?
Jack (Jeff Briges):   No

Parry: Begins with the king as a boy having to sleep alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. While he’s spending the night alone, he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the Holy Grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. A voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the Grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement,he felt for a brief moment, not like a boy, but invincible. So he reached in the fire to take the Grail,and the Grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now, as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper.Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any men, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. And He began to die.
One day, a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple-minded. He didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you, friend?”

And the king replied,
“I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat.”
So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. And as the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked and there was the Holy Grail, that which he sought all of his life. He turned to the fool and said, “How could you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?”

The fool replied,
“I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”
The 3 important advantages of being a fool…”The Fisher King” strategy…..

1. To be simple-minded: This is the first and most important aspects of a fool. Most of them are simple-minded. They have confined to their own world and thoughts. So, their minds and “mental fogs” are so simple. Their “Clouding consciousness” responses to certain things which gives them their own perceptions. So they can see the truth and magic.

2. To be more fun: Yes they are the most “FUN” creating people. As they see the things differently, they are more creative. As they walk through a state of magic world, they create fun around them and that’s the more important thing you need to make more friends.

3. To be able to discover newer possibilities: 

Successive people don’t do different things, they do the things differently.

I think many of you know this sentence. But I am not saying that successive people are “fools”. But a great idea emerges from many foolish things. Being foolish they bring fresh perspectives, and discover newer possibilities to themselves and to the World. Every time they ask themselves “What would be the another way to do it?”, “Why not?”, “What will happen If I haven’t considered it?”…..etc.

So, for me….everyone has some sort of foolishness in their conscience and try to sort it out and be funny and you will be able to discover many newer possibilities.

The Fisher King

“All the Best”

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