Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Meaning


A 35-year-old man and his 5-year-old child in Mexico were decorating their house on Christmas Eve, and a child beggar about the same age as his own child came to the door. 

The man asked his son to go to the living room and give the beggar one of his toys. His son chose an old toy. The father said no and asked him to give the beggar his favorite toy. His son resisted. The father stood firm.

Finally the son brought the toy he had just gotten for Christmas to the beggar, while his father waited in the living room. Suddenly, the son returned, beaming, to his father, shouting, ‘Daddy, can I do that again?’

The little boy had -discovered something. Money can buy anything, except meaning.

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