Monday, 9 February 2009

Monday morning Inspiration # 61

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.”
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vsharmilee said...

Just 2day hopped into ur blog, ur way of writing is way too cool! Keep writing!

vsharmilee said...

Just 2day hopped into ur blog, ur way of writing is way too cool! Keep writing!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much! I'm glad to have you at my blog space :) Will visit yours soon.. Stay in touch :)

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

thats a nice moral. Good to get it refreshed :)

Hope you are doing fine Shalini. Take Care.

Jarlin said...

Good one. I find this post interesting. It shows the real happiness.

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akanksha said...

nice post!! !It gives a new inspiration every time you read it :-)

Hope u're doing fine! Take care and keep blogging:-)

Vinod Sundaram said...

nice one :D
Different perceptions of the son and the father.. very inspiring :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much!

I'm doing great. Hope all is well with you too :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Glad you liked it :) Will visit your space soon.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thanks dear :)

Would like to read more from you, been missing your posts all these days..

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you. Glad to know you liked it :) It's at the end of it all about how one percieves things :)

Vasanthan said...

i hope he is not being!

akanksha said...


I am back to blogging, dear.Come ,visit me soon.