A rich Chinese man sent his son to a rural family in Mongolia to experience life for himself. The boy spent 3 days living with a family in that village. When he came, he talked to his father as follows.
Father: How was life there? How was our life different from theirs？ Boy: Oh, it was nice. There was a lot of difference.
We have 1 dog and they have 4 dogs. Also, there is a clean swimming pool in our house. But there was a very big lake and it was very clear. There were many fish in it.
The light was always on in our yard, but there was a full moon and stars lighting up the yard. Our yard is surrounded by a wall, but their yard is so big that you can play anywhere.
It almost seemed to extend to the sky. While we listen to music, they listen to the beautiful sounds of nature, such as the chirping of birds. We have walls everywhere, but their door was always open and friends always came.
In the city, people use cell phones and computers to communicate, but everyone communicates directly there. And it is said that the father was surprised by his son’s last words. Son: Dad, thank you for teaching us what we are! Children always teach us what is most important. Everything can be bought with money, but on the surface, there are times when it is wrong to think that money is the most important thing.
But I think the words of the boy told us what is the “most important thing”. You don’t want too much money and things at this time of busy day. You haven’t forgotten how important someone is next to you. Real “happiness” cannot be bought with money. Maybe it’s a small thing that you have.