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We’re gonna need a bigger boat
3 7, 5:00pm
"Balance" is not really the moral that transpired in this drawing though. Nor does it seem to be the moral of the original story. In this drawing the moral seems more to be why are you postponing the search of happiness by doing something you don't like but everybody else is telling you will bring you happiness rather than searching for hapiness now. The fisherman really does seem to be the rational guy and the business man the irrational one.
Also it seems to me it's underlined by a clear cut criticism against the liberal doctrine and productivism in general.