March 08, 2010

.::Poor or Rich People::.

Who is rich and who is poor??

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 live.  They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.  On their return from the trip, they had a conversation.

Father:  How was the trip, son?

Son: Owh, it was great dad!

Father: Did you see how poor people live? 

Son: Owh, yeah..

Father: So tell me, what you've learned from the trip?

Son:  I saw that we have one dog and they have four.  We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.  We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.  Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.  We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond.  We have servants who serve us, and they serves others.  We buy our food and they grow theirs.  We have walls around our property to protect us and they have friends to protect them.

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added.. "Thanks dad, for showing me how poor we are...."

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.



Supia Chao said...

interesting story... sometime its the way we think affect us.

Himmat Singh said...

Hey....really awesome, thnx a lot for you said, this is a case of perspective from the other end of the spectrum :)

erwinator said...

children do have a very optimistic perspective in life. nice story.