A lot of times we forget what we have and always ask for what we don’t have. There are also things that are of no value to one person but are desired by another. It also depends on each person’s perspective and assessment.
One day, a rich father took his son to a countryside to show him how the poor people live here. They went to the farm of one of the poorest families in the region. “This is a way to teach children to appreciate those whose lives are more difficult than themselves”, the father thinks it is a good practical lesson for his little child.
After staying and learning about life here, they return home again. On the way back, the father looked at his son and smiled: “How was the trip, son?”.
That’s great, dad!
– I have seen how the poor live!
Living knowing enough is often happy, human life is always happy
So, what have you learned from this trip?
The child did not hesitate:
– I see we have a dog, they have four. My house has a long swimming pool to the middle of the yard, and they have a long river to catch it. We have to put the lanterns in the garden, they have stars twinkling at night. Our porch only reaches the front yard, they have the whole horizon. We have a piece of land to live on and they have fields that stretch out. We must have servants, and they serve others. We have to buy food, and they grow it. We have protective walls around us, and they have neighbors who protect each other… At this point the father didn’t say anything.
“Dad, I already know how poor we are…” – added the boy.
A lot of times we forget what we have and always ask for what we don’t have. There are also things that are of no value to one person but are desired by another. It also depends on each person’s perspective and assessment. Please do not worry too much, wait for what you do not have and forget what you have, even if they are very small.