The Poor

A mature person One day, a wealthy father traveled 
with his son to the countryside for he was keen 
to show his son how the poor people live. 
They spent a couple of days on the farm of what 
would be considered a very poor family. 

When the duo returned from their trip, the father 
asked his son, ‘How was the trip?’
‘It was great, Dad,’ the son replied.

‘Did you see how the poor people live?’ 
the father asked. ‘Oh yeah,’ said the son.
‘So, tell me, what did you learn 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.’

You don’t mature by virtue of your age.
You become mature when you develop the 
right understanding of the world.
You are mature when you understand that 
you are not the center of the universe but just 
one of the many  small beings that universe 
contains.You are mature when you understand 
that if you have expectations from others, others 
too have expectations from you.You are mature 
when you understand that you have to give 
something to the world to get something from it.
You are mature when you understand that 
other people too have ambitions just like you 
and they too have as much right to excel as you 
have.You are mature when start leaning from 
life instead of books