Want to become Rich?

One day a very rich man took his son on a trip to the village to let him know what poverty is.

They spent a few days with poor family of the village to have a feel of their life.

On the way back to home, the man asked his son, “How was the trip to the village?”

“It was great experience Dad”.

“So, now you know how the poor live?” the father asked.

“Oh yes” said the son.

“So, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had 2.

We have imported lights in our lawn and they have the stars at night.

We have a small pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have an endless pond.

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.”

Dear Readers, suggest a beautiful moral for this story, in the comments below.

16 Responses to Want to become Rich?

  1. Wasim June 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM #

    we have settled our life objectives on a different and opposite direction.
    what was the living style of our beloved Mohammed (PBUH)?. We only claim Him as our role model…we do not follow Him.
    Big unfortunate.

  2. Sara fan June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM #

    Heeheh the father must have got really jacked!! I’m so happy i subscribed funny jokes. It entertains me everyday. Thank you sara

  3. Sibghtullah June 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    Every one body know very well that village life is natural & Poverty. there is a hard work life, but natural, But there is not facilities.as are in the Cities. Every body should see village life. Thanks dear .

  4. Nawab Hasan June 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    A nice post. This is true for a guy, who has spent his whole life in a village and becomes rich over the time. He left the village life, adopted, new way of living like a rich lives in big cities. when he has seen all the luxury, he realizes eventually the best life he has already lived in the village and return is almost impossible. Life should be simple, self sufficient and full of nature. living away from nature is wasting the life . I adore the life of village, Which isexplained in this story. One day, I should return to this life. Pray for me.

  5. praveeng June 11, 2012 at 5:05 AM #

    If the boy born on that poor family then he knows what is poverty.
    Because is getting basic need enough so he relaxed himself started thinking other angle. If he done have money he would have not done that

  6. jkljklj June 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM #

    non sense

  7. Ibrahim Hayani June 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM #

    My suggested title is: “Appearance can be deceptive.”


  8. mahdi June 10, 2012 at 2:37 AM #

    what can simply be understood by the child innocence can simply be misunderstood by the elders ” life richness is in its simplicity the more simple the more rich the more complex the more poor “

  9. saif June 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

    very good lesson,to under stand.if one like.

  10. Mohammed Yahia June 9, 2012 at 8:38 PM #

    Really I do not know who is wiser , the father or the son. An interesting view of both poor and rich lives.

  11. The Law June 9, 2012 at 7:02 PM #

    Laughing Out Loud!

  12. Tarrekko June 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM #

    Peace of mind depends on one’s paradigm. If one is not happy, one needs to shift his/her paradigm.

    Hint: You must come to the knowledge that everything we come across is in God’s hands: sustenance is in God’s hands, posterity is in God’s hands, and guidance is, also, in God’s hands.

  13. Paras June 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM #

    A teenager’s naive ignorance of life.

  14. Muhammad,H.Mansur June 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM #

    The poor have rest of mind in all circumstances more than the rich that is what I think the boy wants his father to realize

  15. Zaffar Iqbal Durrani June 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM #

    The Whole True or Poor Reality

    • hussain p ali June 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM #

      That’s the reality of life, we will not have peace of mind when we become rich. All the Scholars life we have to analysis