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

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 learned 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.

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.

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."

Isn't perception a wonderful thing?

If we all saw everything the same way, there is hardly anything to learn

Next time someone disagrees with you remember that it is an
opportunity to learn a new perception.

26th December 2009 From India, Hyderabad

United States, Woodinville
It Management
India, Hyderabad
Sr Hr Cum Accts Executive
+4 Others

Indeed. Perception is everything. So, help others perceive you and your thoughts correctly, while you make efforts to perceive others in a rightful manner. Thanks for posting. -Som G
27th December 2009 From United States, Woodinville
Re:Perception Story This is a really good story of perception and one can really understand easily what is perception.Thanks for posting it Abhishek Thakur
28th December 2009 From India, Raipur
Its all about taking the information the way you would like to see...rather than what others want/expect you to see. And this goes with every situation of life.
Some situations ask /expect you to get fearful/insecure.....but you may take it as a opportunity to practise fearlessness.
Swati Gupta
28th December 2009 From India, Lucknow
Wonderful story indeed. We need to agree to certain disagreements because someone may have another view to offer that we must not have thought of before............
28th December 2009 From India, New Delhi
Hi Srinu Excellent. Its just outstanding. perception brings tremendous changes in everyone’s life and that’s what you reminded once again. Move on Regards Sudha
28th December 2009 From India, Bangalore

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