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Short Inspiring Story – Rich Dad & Wise Son (Story # 19)

Here it comes the Short Inspiring Story – Rich Dad & Wise Son (Story # 19) , in the series of inspirational  and motivational short stories about life. The short story is one of the gem in the collection of inspirational stories.  The heart touching story is about a rich father who had abundance of wealth. He wanted to teach his son how fortunate his son was being from a wealthy family. But it was the dad who learned the lesson, from his wise son. This short inspiring story is one of my favorite.

So, without wasting much of time, I straight forward coming to the Short Story and it’s moral.

Short Inspiring Story – Rich Dad & Wise Son (Story # 19)

In a big country, a man was living along with his family. The man had  abundance of wealth. He had a son and  one day he took his son on a trip to the country. The dad’s sole purpose was to show his son how do poor people live; so the son could appreciate his good fortune.

During their journey, they reached in a small village. There, 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; dad asked to his son, “How was the trip my son?”

The son replied with an excitement “It was a great trip, Dad.”

The rich dad asked, “Did you see how the poor people live? The purpose of journey was to make you understand how fortunate you are having born in such a wealthy family.”

“‘Oh yeah,” said the son and smiled towards his father.

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The father asked, “So, my dear son, tell me; what did you learn from the trip?”

The wise son answered, “Dad, I notice a lot of things on poor people living. I saw that we have one dog and they had three. We have a swimming pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a river that has no end. We have imported designer lanterns in our garden and on our terrace and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.”

The father got a bit confused with his son answers.

The son had continued, “We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields which go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.”

The wise son’s learning did not end yet. The son kept continue express his trip experiences, “We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them. We spend out free time with television and mobiles, they spend their free time with family and relatives.”

The son summed up his experience on trip to the village, “Thanks Dad, for showing me how poor we are….!!”

The wise son’s response left the rich dad speechless.

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Moral of the Short Inspiring Story

Here are the lessons we takeaway from this story.

This short inspiring story communicates a very powerful message that we should not run after money. Money can buy clothes, or gadgets, or cars, or  big house  or many other things which gives you comfort. But there are few things which money can not buy…..its simplicity, love, kindness, compassion, friendships, values, family that makes your lives rich.

Most of the people forget what they have in life and concentrate on what they don’t have. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prized possession. It is all about one’s perspective. How does he/she look at it.  Sometimes it takes the perspective of a child to remind us what’s important in life.

How do you perceive your life? Are you wealthy enough ? Is money is more important for you than anything else in the life? Or is it love, kindness, care, unity and satisfaction that drives your every single moment towards being a better human being? Please share your views in the comment section. Invajy readers will love to hear.

So that’s all from my side in this post. Over to you now.

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