Years ago, you would often hear or read of people saying things like 'When I was a child, I thought we were rich, until I grew up and realised that we had had very little money'
Soon, I think we will begin to hear and read the opposite from our grown children. They will say 'I always assumed that we were poor when I was young, until I grew up and realised we had had quite a lot of money'
And right now, adults seem to have very strange perceptions of what is rich and what is poor...
|Time to dig the snow|
Is it poor to be able to be at home and spend quality time with your own children?
|Little rich kid?|
Is this a poor family sitting around the table together?
Would it be richer to dash into a busy fast food outlet, and feast on their 'wholesome' fare?
Is having the time to think about dinner and do the shopping an impoverishing experience?
Poverty? - having to hang the washing on the line on this lovely day, with baby out here in the fresh air.
Perhaps 40+ hours a week of this is rich and contenting?
Will she feel that she was poor because mummy was there when she was ill?
Or perhaps she would feel richer in the day care?
No expenses spared holiday?
Or a peaceful romantic walk that costs hugely less?
A wife at home, enjoying her home, spending time with the one she loves, can have a richer life.