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Rich Dad, Wise Son

By Bigg Success Staff
01-31-08

Timeless Principles

eyes_of_a_child_jpgHere’s a great story about a rich dad who wants to show his son the difference between rich people and poor people. But, in the end, it’s the rich dad who learns the lesson!

One of our Bigg Success Weekly subscribers sent this story our way. Bigg thanks, Richard!

With a little research, we believe this story is by Gradly. We send him a bigg round of applause!

Through the eyes of a child
“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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We develop our point-of-view from our experiences. Obviously, we want to learn from our experiences, but we need to be careful not to take away the wrong lessons.

Try looking at the world through the eyes of a child. Look at things as if you were seeing them for the first time. Be innocent again.

You just might like what you see and be more grateful for what you already have! That’s what the wise son taught his rich dad.

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