Difference between rich and poor

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 you learned 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

…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?
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have
Appreciate every single thing you have!

 
Thx Many  for sending

I wanna add some words here coz …..

No  it  was not the intention to say poor ppl are better off…No way..no way

no way………….Ive seen a lot already in this world..and i realise im priviliged ..Yes i do..
But still  I know that wealth is not everything in this world
That im sure off…           Doors open with money yes thats true..
but there is more…in life

Thx Jitender  ..

 

 

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34 Responses to Difference between rich and poor

  1. pankaj says:

    Hi sweety,
    It’s been such a long time since I’ve visited your blog now.Something that always catches my attention is that you blog with great regularity.Keep it going…..
    Yes, perspective is the whole diference between the problem and the solution.How we look at things decides how much positive and negative lies therein.What we choose to ignore becomes negative for us.And what we choose to work upon becomes a blessing.
            

  2. Ipshita says:

    🙂 beautifull… wonder if its a true story.. 🙂
     
    young minds r innocent n curious, u never kknw what is in thr.. its all truth.. bt still surprises us..
    hope u r doing fine, sweeti!
    take care n regards to ur family.. 🙂
    see u

  3. Geek Stud says:

    HIIIII SWEEETTTIII,
     
    Hmmm yep i too miss the life ..i have become a dead man 😦
     
    Hehehehehe ..I was thinking nuthin sweeti 😉
     
    Yeah Busy bee & have again unpacked my stuff…. I MISS INDIA 😦
     
    CU …& Keep Smiling :):):):)
    Rohit.
     

  4. Nanci says:

    rich person: a big heart! care about the otherspoor person: very insensitive person that dont look after for other person!kisses!!!

  5. dr. says:

    HI Sweeti..
    I think I like this story so much,
    and that’s how many people think ,
    thanks.. take care 🙂

  6. sonia says:

    Perception changes everything i feel and even the satisfaction level would affect it …..!! Its how much "more" you "want" or how little you are satisfied with !! depends from person to person !! Happy is a person who is satisfied with the minimum! He shall find true happiness in all and around!Will be thankful to God for the "haves" rather than the "havenots" !! Blessed is such a person ,in the true sense!!Lovely story and new meanings come out everytime one reads it!!
    I enjoyed your description of NDE,thats what it is exactly 🙂 !!After death,the soul does exist,for it does not die,just changes the body it will  live in,going through the numerous lifecycles,the birth depending on the previous karmas/deeds,till it attains nirvana/freedom from the cycle of births and deaths,to gain eternal peace at HIS feet !!
    How are the prep for the trip going? Best of luck !!
    How is the weather at your end? Here its SUMMERTIME :(!!
    Tc and enjoy,
    Love,
    Sonia.

  7. deepu says:

    yesss Sweets sometimes we are also in the same shoes..
    we think we have that and this, but a deeper thought, a closer look will prove it all wrong! well, children always have the knack of looking so, thinking so, hence they remain children…eh?
     
    even if i gain the whole world and lose my soul wat use, right?
    well, how are you doing?
    me njoying my holidays well…haha

  8. Ipshita says:

    hey sweeti!
     
    hmm.. u can open other pictures too.. when u reach tht page whr thrs only one pic, clock on tht picture itself and another page will open.. and on the left side, thr will 40 red dots.. and below tht it will show 1 to 40 .. click on dot after dot and u can see all the pics.. click from left to right then go to 2nd line, left to right, 3rd line, left to right, 4th  line – left to right.. and u can see all 40 snaps! 🙂
    thnks for coming!
    see u!

  9. Jitender says:

    That son in the story needs therapy and a big, fat reality check. Stories like these have only one purpose: Tell poverty ridden people that they are better off being poor and that they should actually be thankful because they are. Wow!Tell me, since you posted this little tale of awkward perspective, why are you working so hard to help all those people in Sri Lanka when they are so much better off than you? Sheesh!Jitender Saan- I need immigration sponsorship- darkspace … where truth is revealed (well, sometimes)- Television Addiction

  10. Mukundhan says:

    Hi Sweeti,
    Yes, i saw that India vs SL match and i was really angered by india’s meek surrendered.
    But it’s a game after all. And we deserved to lose only, for the kind of cricket we played all thorugh the tournament.

  11. Ruma says:

    Hi Sweeti! Yes, perspective is indeed a wonderful thing! The above can also be said to be that "the grass always appears to be greener on the other side." No one is happy in his or her own present place, situation, or station of life…many a time we get bogged down thinking how others must be enjoying far more than we are able to!       I really enjoyed this post. Rich people lead closed, artificial lives, and are beset with other problems like personal security, lack of freedom, etc. There are so many things money can’t buy!        Bye Sweeti…thanks for sharing this with us!                                     Love, Ruma.

  12. dr. says:

    It’s true sweeti , black and white is basic, and i think there’s no difference between both
    but in many cultures black is for sadness.. and that’s what i really hate..
    i like black like any other color.. why we insist on using it for sadness??
    why don’t we paint our life with joy and happiness..
     
    anyways..
    thanks alot for adding me to your friends list, and nursing is really very intersesting too , specially with geriatric patients,
    and guess what.. i’m thinking of specialize at NeuroPsychaitry.. i Love it 🙂
    see u , bye 🙂
     

  13. Puneet says:

    Hi Sweeti
    There can be no doubt that perspective is very very important. A glass having water we may see as half filled or half empty. Both things mean the same but they tell lots more about how we look at the things. Its not a question of glorifying poverty, its the question of finding happines with what we have got, its perhaps a question of accepting what we have and then try to move forward. It wd be no use cribbing oh we dont have this we dont have that while that person has got everything in the world. It always looks grener on the other side. Bye. Your visit is looong over due to my place
    Puneet

  14. Nanci says:

    hi sweeti, I saw your poetry space, and i found thid poem : BalloonI found this poem…..Its breathtaking
     
    I think that I might fly away, in my hot air balloon,And hide from worldly worries on the dark side of the moon;There’s but one thing I need before I float into the blue:I need a sky companion and I want it to be you.May I use it in my blog? I liked very much!!! ^_^kisses

  15. Theresa says:

    Thanks so much for your visit today.  I always welcome new visitors to my space it allows me the chance to make new friends!  Your space is very nice!
     
    of course you are right…money isn’t everything…family and friends make you wealthy…I know some very sad people who are quite wealthy. 
     
    I hope you visit me often! 😉
    Theresa

  16. Michiko's says:

    Hi Sweeti San,
    This entry of yours an appreciation of life where we living nowadays that how much is? when I was teens about 15 years one day
    My mum said to me "don’t look up to follow the new things (any fashion items) you would never find it ends and really life is just simple life is best,but I didn’t believe in that times ha ha ha   YES, I thought about it lates in my life lol!….
    If you are rich then so many thing you can BUT NOT TRUE LOVE that’s why some richest people died in sadly end of their life.
    Poor people are more kindness and sincerity in their’s hearts BUT again it all depends on the person.
    we are older to know about it aren’t we? ha ha ha
    Have a great day,
    Michiko 

  17. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  18. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  19. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  20. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  21. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  22. icy says:

    lovely! sure we muct appreciate for every little thing that we have!
    have a sunny sunny day..sure there is plenty off sun shining here..here take some rays~~
    cheers
    nidhi

  23. sonia says:

    Hi Sweeti,
    How are you? Yes,life is getting back on track bit by bit !! Its been intense,but is getting back..thanks !!
    Enjoy the flowers,the new leaves,cool winds…….here its hot hot hot !! But thats how nature meant it to be…seasons :)!!
    Blessed are those who are content with what they have in soul !! There is no end to wants and once in that cycle,it becomes difficult to define what is "enough" !! Perception and needs change as the wants do !!
    Hope all is grt with you ! How are Michael and his dad doing !! Love and prayers for them!!
    Tc,
    Love,
    Sonia.

  24. sonia says:

    Hi Again,
     
    🙂
     
    I am sending this with love, If luck is a raindrop i’d send u a shower,if hope is a minute id send u an hour,if happiness is a leaf id give u a tree,and if u need a friend u ll always have me.send this to all the people u care about and if u get 3 back ur a true friend.
     
    love,
    Sonia.

  25. sonia says:

    Hi Again,
     
    🙂
     
    I am sending this with love, If luck is a raindrop i’d send u a shower,if hope is a minute id send u an hour,if happiness is a leaf id give u a tree,and if u need a friend u ll always have me.send this to all the people u care about and if u get 3 back ur a true friend.
     
    love,
    Sonia.

  26. Ipshita says:

    🙂

  27. Rama says:

    I really liked ur post.Well there is a point in what the son says to his father interesting.

  28. deepu says:

    how are you doing Sweets? seems to be havnig some tough time out there? eh?or gone in serach of that little boy so tat you can brighten everynoes life around, hmm?anyawy, have alovely time ahead..

  29. Alien Hunter says:

    Hello Sweeti,
     
    Perspective! The most important aspect in the world. When rich people think money is more important than anything else and all the status symbols that go with it, they are the poorest of all. Sometimes it takes something drastic happening to a person to realize that what a person does with their life is far more important than money.
     
    If a person has never had anything, they are just as happy as someone who grew up with a comfortable life style.
     
    My family is doing fine. My Mother is now in a nursing home AND is no longer being abused by my younger sister. Along with that is the fact my sister is no longer able to steal money from Mom. She went from 27 pills per day to 12 pills per day because she is now getting proper medical care where my sister isn’t dictating how My Mother feels and what is wrong. Sorry, it’s just a big relief for me.
     
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    Peace, Love, & Blessings.

  30. pilgrimJ says:

    a thought provoking peace
    yes I agree with you
    wealth is not everything
    it can provide you with certain things
    but it is one’s attitude and perspective that gives one the sense of "richness"
    thanks for the encouraging words you left for me..
    I am encouraged! 🙂
     
    God bless!

  31. Michiko's says:

    I am sending this with love, If luck is a raindrop i’d send u a shower,if hope is a minute id send u an hour,if happiness is a leaf id give u a tree,and if u need a friend u ll always have me.send this to all the people u care about and if u get 3 back ur a true friend
     
    love, Michiko

  32. ALIEN HUNTER says:

    Hello Sweeti,            
    I have reluctantly decided to put my Space on private for the time being.
    Personal family problems and some other concerns have lead to
    temporary Defensive measures, as I will not have the time to monitor
    events as they occur.
    The Freaks and Natty Pratts have NOT won!!  Their fate will be determined
    by the very system they have sought to overthrow. I have only warned of
    the possible consequences. Nothing more, nothing less. What is done has
    been done. It is ALL in the hands of the Government now.
    I shall return.
    Peace & Blessings.

  33. Alien Hunter says:

    Hello Sweeti,
    The comment below is NOT mine. I have changed myprofile picture and they are well behind on my new pic. It is from a freak – a total fabrication because they assumed that what they wanted and attempted to get, they would obtain. They have yet to understand me and they enjoy wasting people’s time – especially their own.
    Peace, Love, & Blessings.

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