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Rich and Poor

Young couple living in Beverly Hills raising a young son. Want him to know that they don’t live like many other families do. (Want to teach
him to understand about poverty.) Driving across the country, stop at a restaurant in a poor town. Converse with family at next table –
they invite the B.H. family over. Son goes to play with the kids, goes swimming in the river. Later, time to leave. Parents ask their son, ‘What did you learn today?” “Mom, dad, we have trees and shrubs around our back yard… they have the whole horizon. We have a swimming pool, they have a river. We have the lights at night, they have the stars. Thank you for teaching me how poor we are.”

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