October 22, 2012 - submitted by Livvy, New Zealand

Q. Oracle!!

I was wondering what does "you might be a big fish in a little pond, doesn't mean you've won" mean?? I would like it tattooed because I have always loved that lyric but would like to know what it actually means. Its in the song Lost :) Thanks so much!!


The Oracle replies:

Probably wise to find out what it means before getting permanently inked onto your skin...
The phrase big fish in a small pond is similar to being 'a legend in your own living room'. It means you may be a big deal in your locality, but outside of that nobody knows who you are so you're not really that big of a deal at all in the greater scheme of things.
I'd say it's not necessarily a bad thing - if that's what you want to be - but it's all about stretching your wings and expanding your ambition.