A wealthy farmer has 3 sons aged 18, 19 and 20.
The eldest is studious and caring whilst the middle son is a talented cook and makes most of the family meals since his mother passed away.
The youngest son, however, is feckless and lazy and spends most of his time playing video games in his bedroom.
One day the farmer receives bad news. The results of some tests have come and his Doctor tells him that he only has 6 months left to live.
He gathers his three sons together and tells them the bad news.
They are all upset but the farmer tells them to calm down and listen to him.
He says: "Your mother and I tried to do our best for you boys and give you a good start in life. Now I'm going to die soon I'd like to know that you all have a plan for your futures and I will try to help you in any way I can. Go away and decide your direction in life and come back and see me in an hour"
An hour later there is a knock on the study door and the eldest son comes in.
He tells his father that he has decided he would like to become a doctor and help people.
The farmer is very pleased with this and says: "This is what I had hoped for you. You have the ability and the temperament to do this. I will give you a couple of hundred thousand pounds to get you through medical school and maybe even start your own practice. I love you son, good luck"
Soon there is another knock and the middle son walks in. He tells his father that, after a lot of thought, he has decided that he should train as a chef and make glorious food for people to enjoy.
The farmer is again pleased and says "Son, that's a good ambition and you have a natural ability with food. Here's a couple of hundred thousand pounds to pay for your training and, maybe, eventually open your own restaurant."
At last the youngest son comes in. He has obviously had a difficult time thinking of what he wants to do in life and tells his father that he would like to carry on the family tradition and become a farmer.
The farmer takes a step back and kicks him as hard as he can between the legs.
As the boy is writhing on the floor the farmer says: "You always were an idle little s**t, here's a couple of acres to get you started."