What does it take to be a shark fisherman?
Bravery. You've got to be willing to chase after catch that most people are intimidated by. People want the results without the work, or they want to get the results by their means. Fools! You can't catch sharks with sardines.
Dedication. Sharks don't want to be caught, but you can force them into the nets. Wait them out. Keep trolling the deep, chumming the waters, chasing after the leads. No one catches their first trip out, why are you so unique, special snowflake? Turn to your brother and see his weathered beard and leathered skin. He's seen the fins circling, but it took him since the days of fresh cheeks and stubble to earn it.
Trust. Take heart that your captain, Ol' Yeargain, knows these waters and the turns of the tide. I'll lead you through the struggles of the storms and show you where giants sleep. Your doubt will only lead you and the whole crew down that hell of mutiny and failure. The fins and jaws tacked onto my wall no longer matter to me, I look now only to helping you earn your own pearly rows. I could give you mine, but what worth are they to you?
Love. To hunt these beasts you have to respect them, adore them. Strip off your rubber boots and coat, Remove that chain mail, dive into their home, into their feeding grounds, stare deep into those black infinite eyes and feel your blood run cold. Their teeth will sink deep into your flesh, they will tear you down to the marrow, but when you emerge from those deep waters you will be baptized and made new. Your form hardened for eternity. For this, you must love your foe.
Until next time, my shark fishermen...
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Great Doing It.
The Opera Bro
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