nice read (poor is based on one's perspective) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to he country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be.

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, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Oh, yeah," said the son. "So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. The son answered, "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 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 and they have friends to protect them." With this the boy's father was speechless. His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are." Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession. It is all based on one's perspective. >

-- diane (, March 27, 2001


Response to nice read

Thanks for the great post , and how true it is .

-- Patty {NY State} (, March 27, 2001.

Thank you Diane, for sharing those words of wisdom.

-- Kathy (, March 27, 2001.

Soooooo perfect Diane!!!! Thank you.....Kirk

-- Kirk Davis (, March 27, 2001.

Right on diane....poor feels great from where I sit.

-- jz (, March 28, 2001.

This is what live is all about not how much money a man has I am not poor I have my family , GOD And country life. Indiana Country Friend Jack Bunyard

-- Jack Bunyard (, March 29, 2001.

Wow! I knew I was blessed but I didn't realize I loved being poor so much. "Out of the mouths of babes!"

-- Vickie Allen (, April 02, 2001.

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