One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country

with the firm purpose of showing his son 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" said the son.

"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 hay fields that go beyo! nd! 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."

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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i like his son's response.
Yeah perspective !!!

I like this one.
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wonderful story.
when the son become an adult. he wont thing so.
That's where cynicism and age come in.
I like this story. It's so funny!
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A good story to describe ones' view of life.
Hmm.. it's actually not meant to be funny but rather inspiring. But if it sounds funny to you, well ok, it's your own point of view...
From the name of topic, I thought I am going to read some romantic love story started on a shipboard and ended at a wedding cake table. Emotion: stick out tongue

Still nice story, thanks for it! It's like teaching yourself to see full half of glass when you see it half empty.

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