The wisdom of a rich boy

This Sunday no clip or movie. But a simple story.

There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy. One day his father took him on a trip to the country, where he wanted to show his son they way poor people lived. So they arrived at a farm of a very poor family, where they stayed a while.  On their return, the father asked his son if he liked the trip.

„Oh, it was great, dad”,  the boy replied.
„Did you notice how poor people live?”
„Yeah, I did“, said the boy. The father asked his son to tell in more details what he thought of it.

„Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We‘ve got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have a high fence for protection of our property, and they don‘t need it, as their friends protect them.”

The father was stunned. He could not say a word.

Then the boy added: „Thank you, dad, for letting me see how poor we are.”

True wealth and happiness are not measured by materials things. Love, friendship and freedom are far more valuable.

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