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Jan. 5th, 2003 | 03:10 pm

This is very very nice



"Poor"

One day a 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 can be.
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 son, "How was the trip?"
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.
"Oh Yeah" said the son.
"So what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son 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 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."

With this the boy's father was speechless. Then his son added,
"Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."


Makes ya think, huh?

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from: dreamyemmy
date: Jan. 5th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Wow. That's just...wow.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Jan. 5th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I was surprised you were the only person that! commented!

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from: dreamyemmy
date: Jan. 5th, 2003 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, me too actually. =/

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james

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from: fgcusabre
date: Jan. 6th, 2003 12:00 am (UTC)
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That is a cool thought. I have seen that before. But still good.

I like getting outdoors and away from everything. Working at a camp in the wilderness living in a tent for 3 months gets you away from everything. It is not the same...but makes you think.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Jan. 6th, 2003 09:07 am (UTC)
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I kinda agree (at times) with that whole thing...
I do like my cable.. And I like living in the city with a small backyard (less to mow) LOL

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Kayleen

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from: un4givable
date: Jan. 6th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
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That was a cute story. Too bad all people don't see life like that. It makes you think about whats really important in life.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Jan. 7th, 2003 01:17 am (UTC)
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Hehe, I added ya :-D
Now you can see SO much more of my journal...
That post you commented on was way way down :-D

and, yes, it IS too bad more people don't see things that way...

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