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  • Perspective

    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
    "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!
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  • #2
    AMEN to that!

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


    • #3
      Now I really pity those billionaires with their yachts and mansions and estates.

      What - don't you believe me?

      The one thing that wealthy people have that poor people don't is the choice to abandon their wealth. It's much easier to dispose of wealth than it is to dispose of poverty. By all means be grateful for what you have, but there's no shame in having higher aspirations.

      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


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