I read an article in a magazine that left a deep effect on me. Here it goes:One day a wealthy man took his son on a trip to the rural villages with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a day and a night at the farm of their poor relatives. When they returned from their trip, the father asked his son:
"How was the trip, son?"
"Very good dad!" replied his son.
"Did you see how life is like for people who are poor?"
"Yes, I did!" said the boy.
"So what did u learn?" asked his father.
The son answered,"I saw that we have a cat at home, and they have three. We have a pool in the garden; they have a stream behind their house that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden; they have the whole sky full of glittering stars and the moon. We buy our vegetables from the supermarket, they pluck theirs fresh and free from their own backyards. Our veranda reaches to the front yard; they have a whole horizon."
When the little boy finished, the father was speechless.His son added" Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!"
Extracted from NADI magazine, October 2005 issue, volume 02/05 from the segment of 'On perspectives'.
Interesting story isn't it?
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