Power or Money

The lady took her niece's hand and ushered her to sit next to her. She was in her late fifties. Her hair was gray and there were some wrinkles under her eyelids,  despite all that, she looked firm and commanding. She was rich, famous and powerful. Her husband died ten years ago leaving her no kids but a great fortune. She has been managing this for a long time. The companies that deal with the petrol were more than five major ones. Two in America, one was in Britain. For the  other two companies, one was in the gulf area and another one was  in Venezuela. There were also the branches for those companies scattered  all over the world. she wanted to train her niece to take care of this huge responsibility.

 Her niece was seventeen and she wanted her to understand how to manage such huge companies after her death. She was telling her about power. The girl was thinking that money was the power. Her aunt told her that money was only a mean to get you somewhere. Power is the target.  If you own the power, money can come easily. The aunt was hoping for the head of the parliament. She was elected as a member six years ago, and she was trying to get to that post since then. That is why she wanted her niece to think about power. But her niece is absolutely different from her. She thinks money is power. You can buy voters to elect you and vote for you. Or you can pay to get whatever you desire, as long as you have the ability to pay for it.

The girl came and sat beside her aunt. It is useless to discuss the matter with her. Each party is convinced with his own ideas. The aunt started to tell her niece to think about power seriously. There is something which cannot enter the little head of that girl. She thought to herself, we have more than fourteen companies all over the world. Our monthly net profit is nearly more than one seventy million dollars a month. My aunt is driving me crazy. What does she need? What is there to be put into consideration? 

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  • Gracias La Petite Anarchistie! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  • Klassno Augustina! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  • This is a difficult question for me, which is better, money or power. There are things that cannot be bought or sold, and there are things that cannot be ordered to be or not to be. These are health and life, happiness and sorrow, for example.

    But it is a good story for thinking.

    • Ya sogwasen s warmi, Augustina. I am sorry about my poor Russian but I agree with you. There are things that connot be bought by money. Some people like both of them. Thanks Augustina for your nice comment.

  • I think we should take another lesson from Covid. For sure both money and power have its own place but real peace and happiness is within; which depends on once mental status, desire and lessons of life which can't be taught by any university or colleges but can be learnt by going within and human mind is outdated from this. :)

  • Mumnoona ya ustatha Hala! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  • You need neither of power nor money to live a happy life as long as you can feed your family. I believe that excessive cravings for money or power alienate you from contentment and happiness. 

    Actually the aunt and the niece don't seem happy while believing the other is wrong and should give in. Instead they could be happier by being grateful for having each other and their prosperous companies, and those who support them.

    • Domo Arigato Hiro! I really appreciate your nice comment on the topic. I thought that you would be on the side of the young lady, Hiro, because she is young and from your generation. Thanks for your nice comment and sorry for the late reply.

  • Dempse, xie xie! Thanks for pressing the like button.

  •         My friend I have already written a comment to this discussion. God bless you.

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