Here is another story that I received via email. Doing a bit of research it seems like the author is Dan Asmussen.

In this story the rich dad wants to teach his son what it is like to live in poverty so that he will be inspired to continue to strive in his life to achieve wealth and to follow his dad’s footsteps. The funny thing is what happens next, the dad ends up being the one learning a big lesson!

Here is the story:

“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 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.’1230810-bigthumbnail

’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.’f60c8adc5c439decc8074ed95350165b

‘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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Published by Amira Carluccio

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