perspective

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Netmanjack, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son 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 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 w alls 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.

     
  2. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    Thanks for sharing that Jack! That was quite the eye opener but not the way the father thought.
     

  3. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Reps to ya Jack, i needed that. One shouldn't measure their wealth by gold & silver. Better to set on the bank and fish with a cane pole and be happy than have a new sea arc and be lonely.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Bull-S%$t. I'll take the Sea Arc. :crazy:
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    That was GREAT, Jack!!

    Bill in SC
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Thanks for the read!
     
  7. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thanks Jack....that was good!!!!:big_smile:
     
  8. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Thanks! That is very true!
     
  9. rythymroach

    rythymroach New Member

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    great insight!!
     
  10. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Now THAT'S what I call a RUG-PULLER punchline.