Thread: what it means to be poor.....
April 13th, 2005, 05:32 PM #1
what it means to be poor.....
What it means to be 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."
April 13th, 2005, 06:13 PM #2
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April 13th, 2005, 07:41 PM #5Originally Posted by EpyonMelee
dont you mean "beerholder" good message though.. never think possessions make you a better man than the next... its the life you live that makes you rich/poor happy/sadHe who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
April 13th, 2005, 08:04 PM #6
Yeah...whatever floats someone's boat.
April 13th, 2005, 08:13 PM #7
that's what you call a kid that isn't spoiled but lives in a rich familyRIP TKOP!!
April 13th, 2005, 10:56 PM #8
April 13th, 2005, 11:19 PM #9
April 14th, 2005, 01:15 AM #10
haha great!Super Gerbil
April 14th, 2005, 12:03 PM #11
trb.. for once can you say something decent to others?He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
April 14th, 2005, 12:04 PM #12
- Join Date
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i hate rich people
they think they own the world
April 14th, 2005, 12:44 PM #13
its human nature to want what you cant have... to be better than the other man... oh well... society will always have rich and poor regardless of what system its run under.He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
April 14th, 2005, 03:10 PM #14
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April 14th, 2005, 03:35 PM #16
I was thinking of writing what epyon wrote but then though - "naaah i'd look stupid".
Intriguing story, I guess people exchange moral wealth for financial.
April 14th, 2005, 04:55 PM #17Originally Posted by gambler2611
April 14th, 2005, 05:37 PM #18Originally Posted by jokostel
How 'bout that local sports team?!
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