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Perspective

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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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 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?
     
  2. AV1911

    AV1911 Cali Girl

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I thought this was really good. It brings back into perspective that everything that happens to us in life is "good" or "bad", depending on how we are viewing it at any given moment.

    Thanks for the reminder. :)
     

  3. Ian

    Ian Millennium Member

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    Very Good.
    We need to understand that all the bad is for a reason.
    To help us grow.
     
  4. Shondratasha

    Shondratasha Mrs. BatesMotel

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  5. pupcuss27

    pupcuss27 CLM

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    One moment at a time is a plan put into action with my brain.
    I shot film for the fire department for a short time. That photography
    leaves a humbling sense with a person.

    +2 Thanks for the reminder