Who Is Poor ???

natureAbdullah was a very wealthy man. One day he took his son Umar to the countryside to show him how poor people lead their lives. He wanted to show him the difference between the poor and the rich.

They lived with the poor peasants on the field for three days to know their way of living.

On their way back home into the city Abdullah asked Umar, “How did you find the countryside, Son ?” Umar replied, “It was indeed great, Dad!”

Abdullah further asked, “Did you see the way poor people live?” Umar replied, “Yes, I did!” Abdullah asked, “So tell me what lesson did the trip teach you ?”

Umar said: “There is a lot of difference in their way of living and ours”
“We have a pool and they have a river which has no end”
“We have imported lamps in our house and they have stars at night”
“We have tall grey buildings that block the sunlight and they have open fields with plenty of sunlight shining through the clouds”
“We buy our food while they grow theirs”
“The air we breathe is polluted and the air they breathe is fresh”
“We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them”

Abdullah stood there speechless. Then Umar added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are !”

The father who wanted to teach his son a lesson learns a great lesson himself at the end.

Try Seeing the world through the eyes of a kid, you will love every bit of it !

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14 Responses to Who Is Poor ???

  1. sinan September 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM #

    I believe Omar and his father are not living in the Arab world. Here all of us are poor and those in the countryside are even poorer

  2. mohnooh April 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM #

    Really we are missing all these natural things and living with artificial ones

  3. sharif123 March 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM #

    Great lesson through a kid.

  4. abid ali January 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM #

    very nice. There is a lesson in this story for us.

  5. humayun January 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM #

    indeed this the reality!!!

  6. Ali January 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

    It was a fruitfull story I learned from it not to underestimate kids brain. Thanks a lot

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  7. Assadullah January 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM #

    Realy this is great leason to all human , particulray to those who see up not down site , appriciated. so we should hand to those who are poor around, and alimighty allah like those kind poeple who help with creation, and you know every body will taste the last breath . thanks,

    • Ali January 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM #

      I learned a big lesson myself from this story. Thanks a lot

    • Sana - Editor FFJ January 24, 2014 at 9:01 AM #

      True ! You are welcome ^_^

  8. Nazeer Ataullah January 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM #

    Nice analysis. It is we to decide the viewpoint. Our happiness lies not in our life style or money power but that of our viewpoints.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ January 24, 2014 at 9:03 AM #

      Exactly ! It is a matter of perspective 🙂