One day, the father of a very rich family took his son on a trip to the countryside with the specific purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a few 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 gets to the middle of our garden and they have a river that has no end. We have some lights in our garden and they have the stars at night. The area of our house only reaches 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 out of our sight.”
“We have people who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.”
“We have walls around our house to protect us, but they have friends to protect them.”