A simple story about change !

The fish baking story


 A little girl was watching her mother prepare a fish for dinner. Her mother cut the head and tail off the fish and then placed it into a baking pan. The little girl asked her mother why she cut the head and tail off the fish. Her mother thought for a while and then said, “I’ve always done it that way – that’s how grandma did it.”

 Not satisfied with the answer, the little girl went to visit her grandma to find out why she cut the head and tail off the fish before baking it.

Grandma thought for a while and replied, “I don’t know. My mother always did it that way.”

So the little girl and the grandma went to visit great grandma to find ask if she knew the answer.

 Great grandma thought for a while and said, “Because my baking pan was too small to fit in the whole fish !


What is the core of this story? Why I shared this story? What did we understand?

  • Be curious on things happening around you. Girls curiosity in the story reveals the actual truth of the loss making process being followed from many years in her family. So stay curious. 
  • It is important to understand that why something is being done rather than blindly following an established pattern.
  • The world is changing and we should also tweak or change our processes and methods as per current requirement.
  • The methods & ideas which worked very well in past, need not necessary to be effective  in present.
  • Start questioning on what you see and feel. 


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3 Responses to A simple story about change !

  1. Thanks Madhulika, for sharing such a beautiful story with Curious Nerve, which is full of learning.
    You are very true, we should change ourselves as per changing environment and time otherwise sometime we may find ourselves fool & ridiculous.

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