Posted 6 years ago on Dec. 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. EST by jrhirsch
from Sun City, CA
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A wheat farmer and a corn farmer each labored from sunup till sundown. Each produced 300 bushels of grain a year. Each needed 200 bushels a year to feed their families and to sew next years crop. The extra 100 bushels was saved.
One day the corn farmer brought a sample of corn for the wheat farmer to taste. He told about him all about the benefits of corn and what a special crop it was. And the price was only 2 bushels of wheat for one bushel of corn! The wheat farmer was impressed with it's taste and he couldn't wait to try the corn tortillas and corn bread. So he bought 100 bushels of corn with 200 bushels of his wheat. He didn't even consider the fact that to buy the corn, he would completely use up his entire savings every year.
After 10 years, the wheat farmer looked in his grain silo and saw that he had nothing to show for his labor, only enough to feed his family. The corn farmer looked in his grain silo counted 2000 bushels of grain, nearly seven years harvest. But instead of corn tortillas and corn bread, the corn farmer dined on steak and lobster. What is the moral of this story?