Them and Us

Posted by M ws On Friday, April 12, 2013 0 comments

One day a father of a wealthy family took his young son on a trip to the country with the 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 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 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 in 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, and they serve others. We buy our food, and they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added,

"Thanks, Dad, and I hope we will be rich like they are some day."

~ Author Unknown ~

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