Q: Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond?
A: As with most questions of this sort, we should reject the alternatives on offer.
Personally, I’d choose instead to be a fish that spends time in several ponds, learning and contributing in all of them.
But perhaps you’d choose to sojourn as an ikan sapu or pterygoplichthys and spend hours at a time out of water.
Or you might decide – metaphorically speaking, of course – that you’re not a fish at all…