One day, a rich father took his little son on a trip to the country. He wanted to show him the poverty in the world. They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family.




When they got back from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”




“Very good, Dad!”

“Did you see how the lives of the poor can be?” the father asked.


“And what did you learn?”







After thinking for a moment, the son answered, “I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, and they have a creek that has no end. We have electric lights in the garden, and they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, and they have a whole horizon.”




When the little boy finished, his father was speechless. His son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing how poor we are!”


小男孩說完後,他的父親沒有吭聲。他的兒子又補充道:謝謝你,爸爸,你讓我看到了我們多麼地貧窮 ?!




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