Poor and Rich- Friends
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Poor and Rich- Friends
The DifferenceThe Difference
Rich and Poor PeopleRich and Poor People
One day, the father of a veryOne day, the father of a very
wealthy family took his son on awealthy family took his son on a
trip to the country with thetrip to the country with the
express purpose of showing himexpress purpose of showing him
how poor people live.how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days andThey spent a couple of days and
nights on the farm ofnights on the farm of
what would be considered a verywhat would be considered a very
poor family.poor family.
On their return from their trip, theOn their return from their trip, the
father asked his son,father asked his son,
"How was the trip?""How was the trip?"
It was great, Dad."It was great, Dad."
Did you see how poor peopleDid you see how poor people
live?" the father asked.live?" the father asked.
Oh yeah," said the son.Oh yeah," said the son.
So, tell me, what did you learn fromSo, tell me, what did you learn from
the trip?"the trip?"
asked the father.asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that weThe son answered: "I saw that we
have one dog andhave one dog and
they had four.they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to theWe have a pool that reaches to the
middle of our gardenmiddle of our garden
and they have a creek that has noand they have a creek that has no
We have imported lanterns in ourWe have imported lanterns in our
garden and they havegarden and they have
the stars at night.the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yardOur patio reaches to the front yard
and theyand they
have the whole horizon.have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land toWe have a small piece of land to
live on and they havelive on and they have
fields that go beyond our sight.fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us,We have servants who serve us,
but they serve others.but they serve others.
We buy our food, but they growWe buy our food, but they grow
We have walls around ourWe have walls around our
property to protect us, theyproperty to protect us, they
have friends to protect them."have friends to protect them." ..
The boy's father wasThe boy's father was
speechless. Then his sonspeechless. Then his son
"Thanks, Dad, for showing me"Thanks, Dad, for showing me
how poor we are."how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?
Makes you wonder whatMakes you wonder what
would happenwould happen
if we all gave thanks for everythingif we all gave thanks for everything
we have,we have,
instead of worrying about what weinstead of worrying about what we
don't have.don't have.
Appreciate every single thing youAppreciate every single thing you
have, especially your friends!have, especially your friends!
Pass this on to friends and helpPass this on to friends and help
them refresh theirthem refresh their
perspective and appreciation.perspective and appreciation.
Life is too shortLife is too short
friends are too few.friends are too few.
With allWith all