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One day a father took his son to the countryside to show him, how poor people live. Father and son spent one whole day and one night at the farm of a very poor family.

While leaving, the father asked his son: “How did you like this excursion?” “Very interesting!” his son replied.

“And, did you see how poor a person actually can be?” “Oh yes, father, that I did see.”

“And what have you learned?” asked the father. And the son replied: “I saw that we have one dog and the family from the farm has four of them. We have a swimming pool, who reaches out till the middle of our garden, and they have a never ending lake. We have beautiful lamps in our garden, and they have the stars. Our terrace reaches out until the front yard and they have the whole horizon.”

The father was speechless.

And the son added: “Thank you father, for showing me, how poor we actually are.”

Quelle: Geistesnahrung

 

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