Relative Truth

January 14, 2019

There was a girl whose family was very wealthy. One day her mother took her on a trip to the country, where she aimed to show her daughter how poor people live. They arrived at the farm of a very poor family, and spent several days there. On their return, the mother asked her daughter if she liked the trip.

“Oh, it was great, Mom!” the girl replied.

“Did you notice how poor people live?”

“Yeah, I did”, said the girl.

The mother asked her daughter to share more details about her impressions from their trip.

“Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We’ve got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have a high fence for protection of our property, and they don’t need it, as their friends protect them.”

Then the girl added: “Thank you, Mom, for letting me see how poor we are.”

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