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Son Gives Rich Father New Perspective On Wealth

| by Jonathan Constante
Photo of an old farm.Photo of an old farm.

A rich father reportedly took his son to a farming community so that he could see what it's like to be poor.

The wealthy father spent a few days and nights on a farm in the countryside with his son, The Little Things reported. He was hoping the trip would show his son what it's like to be poor.

But when the father asked the young boy how he liked the trip, he got a surprising answer.

"It was great, Dad," the son responded, according to The Little Things.

"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked the young boy.

“Oh yeah,” he replied.

The father then asked his son what he learned from the trip. The boy responded:

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 father was left speechless by his son’s observations.

“It showed me just how poor we really are,” the young boy added.

Sources: The Little Things / Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons via The Little Things 

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