How poor are you?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by elphaba7, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    a thought, I dont know the author.

    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 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 son, "How was the

    trip?"



    "It was great, Dad."



    "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.



    "Oh yeah," said the son.



    "So, tell me, 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."

    The boy's father was speechless.

    Then his son 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, especially your friends!
     
  2. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    good one jen :)
     

  3. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Very good read! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    I posted this because in some other threads I've mentioned the "want" cycle, and perceptions on what is wealth, and what isn't. Personally, I don't mind being "poor" at all...except on the night before payday, :p
     
  5. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    That was a great lesson in humility for the father!!!!

    You want to talk about poor;
    I am so poor that if someone tried to rob me, they would just be practicing,LOL!!!
     
  6. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    I'm so poor;
    It was all I could do to "pay attention" to this thread.LOL
     
  7. Southernraised84

    Southernraised84 New Member

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    Good post jen! i wouldnt say i am poor but i am broke....lol
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Good one Jen, I so poor I can not pay attention!
     
  9. trippyclwn

    trippyclwn Member

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    im so poor i work for bills (not the money kind either lol) good post sis!
     
  10. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i am so poor, "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" :D

    how many out there remember where that one came from?
     
  11. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Wimpy? Was that his name? From Popeye, right? :p
     
  12. trippyclwn

    trippyclwn Member

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    popeye the movie with robin williams i watched it when i was a kid :eek:
     
  13. trippyclwn

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    popeye the movie with robin williams wimpy the hamburger guy lol i watched it when i was a kid :eek:
     
  14. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I'm poppy the sailor man, toot, toot. . I am what I am cause I eats me spinach. Blow me down.
    He did have bad taste in women
     
  15. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I'm so poor that I couldn't jump on this thread fast enough.
     
  16. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    im so poor the irs is paying me taxes. lmao. i wish. :sad:
     
  17. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I got all of you,and people like you,all around me.That makes me about as rich as they come.Thanks,peewee-williams
     
  18. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    Thanks, I'd seen it some time back In one my wifes groups, though it was worth reading again...

    I'm so poor that I need a co-signer to change my mind!

    Eddie Murphy said it best...
    If crap was worth something poor people would be born without buttholes!
     
  19. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Haha, I like that, Joe!
     
  20. Cataholic

    Cataholic Guest

    Thanks! Ain't it the truth? (Eddies statement) :cool: