Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Who is Poor?

The father of a very wealthy family took his daughter 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 daughter.

How was the trip?
It was great, Dad.
Did you see how poor people live? the father asked.

Oh yeah, said the daughter.

So, tell me, what you learned from the trip? asked the father.

The daughter 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. 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 girl's father was speechless

Then his daughter 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 Appreciate every single thing you have!
PS: Read the above in a journal in a old book shop.

6 Comments:

Blogger priya said...

That was a good one.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger P.S said...

Hi Buddy,

Came across your blog while casual browsing. Have already read the article before, yet nice to see that people value the lessons and post it.
Particularly liked "the perspective" part. To sum up,Perspectives are a man's eyes to the world.
Keep up the good job. :)

Sunday, March 09, 2008 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger Neha said...

That was a nice post...after reading this post all of a sudden, I thought of the song "count your blessings one by one"...wonder if you have heard this one!

Thursday, March 13, 2008 2:03:00 PM  
Blogger priya said...

Haven't seen u for a very long time. Is everything ok??

Friday, April 18, 2008 9:50:00 PM  
Blogger satish said...

Came across this blog while browsing net. Couldn't help but appreciate this one. really really good.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Planet Atul said...

Excellent one... Read it earlier but thought to comment this time as well..

Sunday, October 04, 2009 3:13:00 AM  

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