Inspirational Story – A Rich Man Son’s view on the “Life of the Poor”

A short and meaningful story about a rich man son’s view on the poor.

How the poor live.

A truly surprising twist that will change your perspective in life.

How The Poor Live

One day, a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live.

They spent a couple 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!” Said his son.

“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 beautiful dogs.”

“We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our gardens, and they have a creek that has no end.”

“We have imported lanterns in our garden, and they have stars at night.”

“Out 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 with love.”

“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.”


Riches in life may blind you, but the innocence of a child will guide you to the true happiness that money cannot buy.

Do not lose sight of the people around you. Don’t let riches in the world control you.

But open your hearts to the world and enjoy the simple blessings that life have provides you

Count your Blessings, because, you will soon lose count of them.

Hope you had enjoyed this story.

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