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    A Story for all you busy People

    A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

    Son: Daddy, may I ask you a question?
    Dad: "Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.
    Son: Daddy, how much do you make an hour?
    Dad: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.
    Son: I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?
    Dad: If you must know, I make $40 an hour.

    “Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I please borrow $20?"

    The father was furious, “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.”

    The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

    After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $20 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

    “Are you asleep, son?” He asked.

    "No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.

    “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man.

    “It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $20 you asked for.” The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh, thank you daddy!” He yelled.

    Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

    “Why do you want more money if you already have some?” the father grumbled.

    “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.

    “Daddy, I have $40 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

    Do you like it???

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    This is a very nice story.
    It tells me to keep working hard to have even more passive income.

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    I had heard it before on DP and that time I got tears in my eyes. I am a mother and children do sometimes surprise you with their innocence. Although I read it before still has the same moral to spend more time with our children. I believe they are the reason for our happiness and existence.

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    Nice story... and like Shenron said... just motivates me more to create a nice passive income to have all the time in the world for family

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    The story is nice, but I wonder, how a five years old child got such idea ?

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    Suman Children today are much sharper and smarter. You never know when they will amaze you with their intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marry Parker View Post
    Suman Children today are much sharper and smarter. You never know when they will amaze you with their intelligence.
    Yes, little babies and children are amazing to me ! Though the story is not true I think, But it’s pretty much amazing when a 5 years old child wants to borrow money from his dad and likes to pay him as his dad’s boss for an hour !

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    Agree this generation is quick and smart, may be the reason is era of advance technology and science.

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    Agree with you, sometimes my eldest and 2nd son who are 6 and 4 surprise me with their questions. Often I dont know how they think of certain sensitive issues.

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