- A man comes home from work late after dinner to his family. His son engages him in a conversation:
Son: "Dad, can i ask you a question?"
Dad: " Certanly, whats up kiddo?"
Son: " Dad, how much money you make in an hour?"
Dad: " Thats none of your concern, why would you ask me something like that?"
Son: " I would just like to know. Please, tell me how mush you make an hour?"
Dad: " Well, if you must know, i make 100$ the hour"
Son: " Oh! mmh"
Son: " Would you lend me 50$ ?"
The dad gets angry and says:
" The only reason you asked how much i make was because you wanted money to buy a stupid toy or something else meaningless...Go straight to your room and to bed!"
Think about why you are so egoist. I work hard every day and i come home just to deal with this type of crap. "
The small child then goes silently to his room and shuts the door.
The man sits down and starts to meddle about the question of his son.. How could he ask me how much i make to ask for money to buy a toy?
What could he possibly need? I provide for him everything and even give him a small allowance...not that he asks for money very often....maybe he really needs the 50$ to buy something..
After a while the man gets up and goes to knock on the door of his son' s room
Dad: " Are you sleeping? "
Son: " no dad, i' m awake. "
Dad: " I' ve been thinking. Maybe i was to harsh with you back there. It was a tiring day for me today. Here is the 50$ you wanted. "
The man then hands gives his son the 50 $
The boy stands up and seems delighted.
Son: " Oh, thanks dad! "
Then he goes to a box he kept on his desk and pulls out some other money he had in it. Seeying that he already had money there,and starts getting angry again. The boy is counting his money and then look up to his Father.
Dad: " Why would you want more money if you had already? "
Figlio: " Because i didn' t have enough. Now i do".
"Dad, i have 100$. Can i buy 1 hour of your time? Please, tomorrow come home 1 hour earlier, i would like to have dinner with you. "
The father stood there speechless and started hugging his son.
. One must not always work so hard. We do not realise how fast time passes without having spent some with the people we love. Some day you might give all your money just to realise it is too late.
If we would Die tomorrow (touch wood), the society we work for could replace us within days. But Friends and family that we leave behind would miss us for the rest of their lives. try to spend more time with the people you love. They are worth more than money will ever be.