Once upon a time, there lived three big fish in a lake. They were close friends, but characteristically very different.
The first one was very wise. He always did everything after careful thought.
The second one was very cheerful, intelligent and resourceful. He would always use his brains to find a solution for any problem.
The third one believed in fate. He believed that whatever was to happen would happen and nobody could change it.
One day while playing in the water near the shore, the wise fish overheard a fisherman telling another fisherman, ” This lake is full of good fish. Let us come back here tomorrow for fishing.”
Hearing this the fish rushed to his friends and told them all he had overheard. “Let us leave this lake through this canal and go to another lake,” he said.
The resourceful fish said, “I will not leave the lake. When the fishermen come, I will find a way to save myself.”
The third fish said, ” I have lived in this lake all my life and will not leave it. Whatever will be, will be.”
The wise one did not want to take risks and left for the other lake.
The next morning the fishermen came and cast their net. The two friends were caught in the net. The resourceful fish thought of a way out. He lay still and pretended to be dead. The fishermen threw him out into the water.
The fish who believed in fate kept flipping around in the net. One of the fishermen struck him dead.