Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Money

Just the other day, my son put forth an interesting question: "Papa, is it difficult to earn money? Do you have to work very hard?"

So I replied: "Yes", hoping that this will make him appreciate things more.

He followed up with another volley: "Do we have a lot of money?"

Anticipating where this conversation is leading to (toys, birthday presents, surprises, other items on his wish list), I said: "No."

Then came the stunner instead: "Can we donate money to the poor people this Saturday?"

Lesson: Adults are such jaded individuals that we make too many assumptions based on our prejudices.

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