The Secret of the Magical Fish
There was once a magical fish in a world far, far away, and it was hungry. There was nothing else in the sea quite like this fish. Its scales glistened in the light, and whoever caught it would have their desires granted.
One condition was that the wish had to be altruistic, meaning it would help other people. The fish would refuse to grant a wish if it were based on the wisher's own self-interest.
A lot of fishermen went after the mystical fish, but they never managed to reel it in. In comparison to other marine life, it had unparalleled swimming and diving abilities. No one appeared capable of snagging it.
One day, though, a young boy named Timmy made up his mind that he would be the one to reel in the fabled fish. The man was resolute and unyielding. His daily routine consisted of walking down to the beach and putting out his fishing line.
First day of fishing requires patience, bait, and a rod.
On day two, you'll need extra bait, a different kind of fishing rod, and a lot more persistence.
Third day: more determination and a bigger fishing net.
Timmy tried something different every day, but nothing ever worked. He'd drop his line in and wait for the mythical fish to bite, but they never did.
Timmy would stay there for hours today, just like every every day, hoping the mystical fish would bite. Timmy ignored his buddies' jeers and assurances that he'd never reel in the fish. He was confident that if he persisted, he would achieve his goals.
After a while, his hard work began to bear fruit. He was in the middle of casting when he felt something pull on his line. This, he realized, was the legendary fish.
When Timmy swiftly retrieved his line, he discovered that he had, in fact, caught the enchanted fish. Huge, glistening eyes peered up at him from the fish, and it stated, "I will grant you one wish, anything you desire will be yours."
After some consideration, Timmy remarked, "I wish there was enough food to serve all the hungry people in the world."
Your wish is my command," the magical fish nodded. The fish swam away with a flip of its tail, and Timmy saw that his wish had come true.
When Timmy walked out the following day, he noticed that food was being given out to the needy in every direction. There was enough food for everyone, and several people even had extra to share.
Timmy was celebrated as a hero and world hunger ended forever after that. The secret of the enchanted fish is that he had made the most of his one wish to make the world a better place.