There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy. One day his father took him on a trip to the country, where he aimed to show his son, how poor people lived.
So they arrived at the farm of a very poor family, as he considered. They spent there several days. On their return, the father asked the son if he liked the trip. Oh it was great, father - the boy replied.
Did you notice how poor people lived? Yes, I did - said the boy. The father asked the son to tell in more details about his impressions from their trip.
He said, "Well we have only one dog and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We've got expensive lanterns, but they have the stars above their heads at night. We have the balcony and they have the whole horizon.
We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food but they grow it. We have a high fence for protection of our property, and they don't need it, as their friends protect them."
The father was stunned. He couldn't say a word. Then the boy added: " Thank you, father, for letting me see how poor we are ".
You see in life...in your life, true wealth as well as happiness is not measured by material things. Love friendship and freedom are far more valuable.
A truly rich person is a person that posses love, friendship and is free. Instead of locking yourself into your small island of possessions and safety, you should open up to the world.
That way you will be the richest man alive because the whole world belongs to you.
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