17 March 2011

lesson learned.

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people lived.
They spent a couple of days & nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah," said the son.
"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog & they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden & they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden & they have the starts at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard & they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on & they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then, the son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

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