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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  • Xanak la ngien, Pint. What about both of them? Many people agree to both of them. If you have the two of them, well, look at those wealthy princes and governers? Did you see what I mean, Pint?  Thanks for your comment.   

  • He is more likely to love power, I guess.

  • Suasdee pint! We like money more than power but some members suggested both of them. If it's for hunger or greed, what do we call the case of the president of the US? I admire your point of view. Thanks Pint.
  • I think her aunt just want her to gain a sustainable power which would bring her money and strengths. On another hand, Spending money for power mostly are fishy way which could harm their business territory. In reality people do both to grow their greed as a cycle of hunger.

    The girl should listen to her aunt with open mind and The aunt should share her thought about the girl idea after listen to her neutrally.

  • Tamam ya Ahmed! Asulta saaba. It's true, power does not come easily. Thanks for your precious time. I really appreciate it.

  • Yea , I agree with you... what many people will probably do when they get the power or the authority... they will try to make money in both legal or illegal ways and that will be very easy for them .. that actually happens in many countries. but the challenge is how to get the power in the first place. it is just like the "egg and the chicken, which came first " hahahah :).  

  • Wallahi, ana maak ya abu humaid. lakin, but imagine that Trump did not go for the presidency, what would happen if the president tried to take that wealth or fortune by force. Some people wanted both. Thanks for your logical choice. 

  • I believe that money brings power, I 'd like to give an example of Trump as a president of USA. He has the money, Despite that, he doesn't have any political experiences or such activities, he managed to reach the top powerful position in the world. and now everyone looks at the result :).

  • the money and power are connected, with money you can get power, and vice versa,

    the responsibility is huge, however, when decisions are taken that can affect people or natural resources.

    about natural resources belong to everybody instead of who has more money or power

  • Cam on Tu! The lady wanted her to understand that, but the young lady doesn't like her aunt's idea. You know what Tu? The founder in his comment wanted to join both of them or at least from the way he mentioned that Italian or Romanian leader, I could not remember exactly, who it was, but I felt that Mr. Essberger wanted to combine or own both of them. Thanks, Tu!         

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