Monday, August 21, 2006


I came across a beautiful story few days back. I would like to share it with all of you…..
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from the 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 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 our 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 to serve us and 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.”
With this the boy’s father was speechless.
Then his son added, “Thanks, dad, for showing me how poor we are.”


  • I have n comment on this story. but this time i got the chance to comment first.

    By Blogger Chetan, at 21 August, 2006  

  • nice story...

    By Blogger Dh@v@!, at 21 August, 2006  

  • Awesome Post, rachna!!
    That made a great read!!


    By Blogger V N, at 22 August, 2006  

  • Real nice story there....

    By Blogger Siddharth, at 23 August, 2006  

  • WOW....nice a days no one can make out whos teaching who as kids are also smart ...I guess smarter ;)

    By Blogger Dawn....सेहर, at 23 August, 2006  

  • Welcome to SAMPADA !

    Respected Rachna Jee ,

    Namaskar !

    As you are a sensitive , truthful and humane person , you are a SAMPADITE by default .

    Wish you to see on the platform of SAMPADA . Let us create an ambience where honesty , uprightness and sensitivity is rewarded .

    I am sure that after decadal churning through SAMPADA initiative , we will attain our sublime goal .

    You will be glad to know that the message of our initiative has been received by thousands of well-meaning persons very positively and there is great encouraging response .

    With most heartfelt regards !

    Yours truly ,

    Bibek Kumar Anand
    Convener "SAMPADA"

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    PS - SAMPADA implies blissful selfless wealth whereas SAMPATTI means prickly selfish wealth .

    By Blogger Bibek Kumar Anand, at 23 August, 2006  

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    By Blogger Bibek Kumar Anand, at 23 August, 2006  

  • @ chetan,,you must have read the story atleast!!and u can always be in 5 and at the most 10! so dont worry!
    @ dhaval,velu and siddharth,, glad to know that you all liked the story..
    @ yes dawn kids are extra smart!
    @ bibek..namaskaar!! thanks for ur kind words and will see you at "sampada"...

    By Blogger rachana, at 23 August, 2006  

  • a very beautiful story!

    By Blogger ketki, at 24 August, 2006  

  • Hi Rachana,
    as we grow rich we create our own walls around us and get incarcerated within them...I have experienced this several times and I try my best to keep myself out of these self created chains as much as possible..
    thank you so much for your mail and kind words on my blog..

    By Blogger abhay k, at 24 August, 2006  

  • nice one..

    By Blogger mathew, at 24 August, 2006  

  • @ ketki and mathew, thanks for ur coments glad to know that u liked the story.

    @ abhay, nice to have you back on blogs!

    By Blogger rachana, at 25 August, 2006  

  • That was a good story.
    People who have everything are poor and people who are poor; are infact rich.

    I think its the view of people and the way they percieve life that matters.A contented person can feel rich even in a hut and an uncontended person will feel insecure even in big Palace.

    By Blogger Abhishek Upadhyay, at 26 August, 2006  

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    By Blogger Ekta, at 28 August, 2006  

  • whata beautiful story!
    Shows life in a completely different perspective!

    By Blogger Ekta, at 28 August, 2006  

  • nice one. this is what they say " the power of perspective"!

    By Blogger ankan, at 29 August, 2006  

  • hi! certainly a nice story . this shows how much we are bound by false wall of pride and selfishness,that we can't observe the truth even if it is so close to us . what a pity!

    By Blogger punit, at 04 June, 2007  

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