This is another interesting post from a friend of mine. Find out how looking at the world in an innocent child's perspective can do wonders you never thought would be. Here's a story from an unknown author which teaches us new way of looking at the world, life and the problems in our lives.
One day, a father of a wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country to show him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what most would consider a very poor family.
Upon their return, the father asked his son, “What did you think of the trip?”
“It was great, Dad.”
“Did you see how the poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh, yes, ” the son said.
“So what did you learn?" the father asked.
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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 and they serve others. We buy our food and they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us and they have friends to protect them.”
The father was speechless. Then the son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are.”
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. -Abraham Lincoln