Enough about the apples, monkeys, and pigs.
Let’s talk about the fish.
The fish is being wise. It doesn’t take the bait. It just swims around it. It ignores the feeling of hunger and exhaustion. It weighs the probable outcomes of giving in. If it falls for the trap, it will get pulled out of its comfort zone, the water. The water is its home—the safest place it could ever be. If it falls for the trap and gets pulled out of the water then the risk it’s bound to take is so much more than leaving its home. It doesn’t know the gravity of the risk. And so, it doesn’t take the bait. It chooses to swim around it. The fish is being wise.