One day, a wealthy family man took his son
on a trip to
the country so he could have his son see how poor
country people were. They stayed one day and one night
at the farm of a very humble farm family.
When they got back home the father asked the son, "What
did you think of the trip"? The son replied, "Very nice Dad."
Dad said, "Did you notice how poor they were?" "Yes".
"So, what did you learn from this trip?"
"I've learned that we have one dog in the house, and they
had four. We have a fountain and imported lamps in our
garden, they have a stream with no end and the stars in
the sky. Our garden goes to the edge of our property, they
have the entire horizon as their back yard."
At the end of the son's reply the father was speechless
and then his son said, "Thank you Dad, for showing me
how poor we really are."