One day the 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 a farm of what would be considered a very poor family. Upon their return from the trip, the father asked his son…”How was the trip?”
“It was great, dad!” The son exclaimed…”Did you see how poor people live?” the father continued…”So tell me, what did you learn from this trip?” asked the father….
The son answered: “I saw that we had 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 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 stretch 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.”
The boy’s father was speechless…Then the son added…”Thanks dad, for showing me how poor we are.”