Many go fishing...

Posted by David FG on May 03, 2005

In Reply to: Many go fishing... posted by Alb on May 03, 2005

: Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. What does this quote/phrase mean?

It's not a phrase with which I am familiar, but I would assume it means something like: we spend our lives doing something (making money, gaining status, whatever) while all the time ignoring the things that are really important.

This is just a guess, and I stand to be corrected.