Rich & Poor   3 comments

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 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 and they had 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 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 his son added,

“Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Happiness is more a matter of attitude and perception.

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Posted July 27, 2010 by Rajesh_Gandhi in action, happiness, idea, lifestyle, philosophy

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3 responses to “Rich & Poor

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  1. its all about satisfaction

  2. the more we have less happy we become …. wealth is a blessing if we appreciate it and a curse if we lost sight of it … I began to realize this when I visited less fortunatea places …

  3. that’s what communist had in mind, one dog is fine with me.

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