2012-10-01

A true fisherman casts a line not because he wants to catch fish but because he loves fishing...

Someone posted the following BS on FB this morning: A true fisherman casts a line not because he wants to catch fish but because he loves fishing... Don't be an angel investor because you want to make money, moralizing quip, etc etc.

This is stupid in so many ways, but here are the ones that stand out:

Telling someone who does heavy, menial, low paying work that they're not a "true" worker of whatever kind they are because they don't love doing heavy, menial, low paying work... Is, well, it's fucking rude. And it's oppressive. It's the same as telling a sick person his or her faith in god is not strong enough when he or she doesn't get better.

Doubtlessly, the artisan fisherman, who loves the craft is happier, but not being happy doing hard labor is not a personal or moral failing.

The second thing that stands out is what a ridiculous comparison it is. An Angel investor by definition has money to throw around. How is paying money for something comparable to fishing, ever? Unless we're talking HOBBY fishing. Yeah, that must be it. We must be talking about those, clearly, morally superior asshats who fish for sport. Comparing dangerous, hard labor to piddling with your checkbook is undoubtedly absurd to everyone.

Also, it's retarded to tell an investor to not invest to earn money. See, that other thing is called donating. Hey, angel investors with cash to burn, why don't you donate your money the nearest fishing community?

BS analogy of the day

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