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10-03-2009, 11:27 AM #1
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
'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.'
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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10-03-2009, 11:54 AM #2
Thanks Dan. If you have ever been to a poor country. The realty of there poor is not like the poor in our country.
Our poor today. get a check in the mail on the first and 15th along with food stamps and a medical card. they have 3 TVs To watch Jerry Springer. They have 2 cars. and live in part paid housing... and are not required to work or serve in there towns needs.
10-03-2009, 05:06 PM #3
And most do not WORK or think they have to.
10-04-2009, 02:18 PM #4
These comments remind me of this you tube video.
YouTube - What Have We Done?
10-04-2009, 04:40 PM #5
Inspecting homes really gives you a good idea of how things have changed over the last couple generations.
It's rare to find and original master bathroom in a house built before 1960. And if you do, it's usually about the size of a phone booth.
And I definitely agree about the travelling to other countries thing. One trip through Mexico made me realize things around here are pretty nice. And I imagine things get a whole lot worse than Mexico too.
10-04-2009, 09:12 PM #6
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10-05-2009, 10:35 AM #7
That was great! I wonder what she really does for a living?