Ligo Haibun Challenge – Fortune Favors the Brave


When Navin inherited a huge fortune from his uncle, he decided to invest his new-found wealth in the cotton business. Relatives and well-wishers tried to talk sense into him, pointing out that it was not wise to invest everything in the declining cotton industry. But, he remained firm. With Navin’s foresight and business acumen, his company flourished and profits doubled. When he retired, he passed a cotton empire to his nephew. Navin told us:

Rely on knowledge,

act with self-confidence

and fortune comes running

Written for Ligo Haibun Challenge

24 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Fortune Favors the Brave

  1. well-done. this is a real fine example of a situation where fortune really favours the brave. very wise haiku too.. coz both knowledge and confidence is necessary to make it happen 🙂

  2. I agree with theINFP give it a go.. I’ve done it all my life and never regretted a moment.. even those that set us back, it merely taught us a new lesson in life…

  3. Big risks can bring fortune…or famine. 🙂 Maybe the key is being informed and thoughtful, like Navin, as opposed to a reckless approach.

    • yes, that is the key..unexpected factors or government’s rules can obstruct a business, a little luck is needed too perhaps..Thank you for commenting:)

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