The Rich and Poor - What's the Difference?

September 23, 2008 4:16am CST
Friends i just wanna share this to you an email from my friend. I get struck to what the boy learn from their trip. One day, the father of a very wealthy man 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 yet 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?Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
23 Sep 08
It's a really nice story and reminds us of the simple things in life.Thanks for sharing it.
@divinchris (2449)
• India
23 Sep 08
Thats interesting to read!Its really good to the see the positive signs in both the rich and the poor.That will make no difference between them.Happy mylotting
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• Pakistan
23 Sep 08
Hey JOE! you told us such fact that cant be refused by any one, you are right poverity does not depend on money it is lack of feelings, friends and good deeds. May ALLAH Bless you. keep serving human being by sharing such a beautiful and furious facts. Happy my lotting.