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Re^4: split string and always get last word

by inman (Curate)
on Mar 02, 2006 at 11:56 UTC ( #533858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: split string and always get last word
in thread split string and always get last word

I have never understood this 'Give a man a fish' line. It's often used in the context of food aid given by the western world to the starving poor in some distant country. Generally speaking, the native peoples of the world are quite good at extracting fish from rivers, lakes and the sea. I can only assume that they would fish for themselves unless there was a good reason why not.

Interestingly, there is a growing awareness that we should be looking back at the agricultural methods of our ancestors and the native peoples in order to feed ourselves in the 21st century without completely trashing the environment.

Give a man a fish and he will point out that the sea is full of fish it's just that all of the boats were destroyed in the tsunami. Give a group of men a boat ...

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