Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For What It Is Worth

The father of a wealthy family took his son on a trip to the countryside for a week. Intending to show his son how poor people live, father and son spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what could be called a rather poor family.

Returning home from their trip, dad wanted to know, “How was the trip, son?”
“Great, dad!” replied his son.

“Did you see how poor people live?” asked the father.
“Oh yeah,” said his son.
“So,” asked dad, “what did you learn from the trip?”

“I saw that we have one dog and they have four,” replied the son. “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 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, they have friends to protect them.”

Dad was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me just how poor we are.”

For what it is worth, this is Warner’s World …

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