A rich father was concerned about his teenage son, who seemed to take their wealth for granted. Therefore, he worked out a plan to teach the teen to appreciate their privileged lifestyle. The father took him for a visit to a farm for a first-hand experience of living a poor lifestyle while staying with a common farmer and his family.
Lessons learned about wealth
On the drive back home after the weekend on the farm, the father asked his son what lessons he learned.
He was speechless when the boy replied that the time on the farm showed him how incredibly poor they were. “What are you talking about?” asked the father.
The teenager replied, “Well, dad, we have one dog — they have five.”
“We have a swimming pool — they have a river.”
“We buy our supplies at Whole Foods — they grow their own.”
“We have a massive Flat Screen TV — they enjoy each other’s company around the dinner table.”
“We have the city lights — they have the spectacular moon and the stars.”
“We have the world — they have God.”
In a nutshell
The teenager taught his father a few essential lessons. After that weekend, the father realized that he had it all wrong.
Money does not bring wealth.
Instead, relationships with family, friends and God bring true wealth.
True wealth is not of the pocket but of the heart and of the mind. – Kevin Gates