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Saudi Arabia

May 25, 2008

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 you learned 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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09:53 PM May 22 2009



dear Nalja


you know I work on a social project in Brazil, so I share the life of that ppl when I'm there. I know, what it mean to be poor and have no chance to escape.

 But ppl in europe very often complain on a high level . Many of them don t know, what it means to be poor.

 Thanks for that story Nalja  ,Shukran

12:42 AM Aug 27 2008

big shot girl
Saudi Arabia

wonderful story Najla !

 a great lesson for all !


thanx Najla .. thanx

07:46 AM Jul 10 2008


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06:31 PM Jul 05 2008



the story is very nice. thanks.Cry

06:18 AM Jun 12 2008


Hi Najla,


Good story hahahaha!

The son taught his father a lesson.


Have a nice day,


04:22 AM May 26 2008


Saudi Arabia

in fact

that's compare between cities ppl "urban"  and villages ppl "rural" more than compare between the  poverty and  wealth

cuz when the one easily canna get eatin and wear also lives in luxury we shouldn't say he's "poor"


thanks alot for this fantastic story