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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  • Sonia, xia xia! wo xihuan. Thanks for pressing the like button. 

  • Good topic, thanks.

    Let me express my conclusion. 

    The greatest power is in health, so you have to be careful and act wisely if you are lucky enough to have money, power and health. Invest well!.

    • Muchas gracias Polido! Once more, thanks.

    • Por supuesto Irene! Health is a main factor. Our question is out of that circle. Try to have both of them, I mean money and power. Once more, thanks, Irene for your nice comment. 

  • re: Power or Money.

    I am agree that "Each party is convinced with his own ideas. 

    I think money is only a mean to get you somewhere 

    If you own the power to see your goals clearly, then you are been able to go for it

    The world hopes you use that to be happy and help others.

    Take care. 

    • Olvide Ireen Paulino, You too, take care and thanks for your sincere comments again. 

    • Como estas senorita Irene? Dear friend, you prefer power. Then, you are on the side of the aunt. I guess you are a powerful lady. Thanks for your nice comment. 

  • I consider both equally,but how you tackle that matters

    • Main nahi pata, Yantila Tzu lekin one side can be stronger than the other side of the balance. If you have power, you can buy an island in another country. Would it be the same if you have enough money? Thanks, Yan. Please, add me, I will really appreciate it. Thanks again for your comment. 

  • I absolutely choose money. Many cases win because of money but not all of it. So, be wise to use the power of money. I also need to consider the situation before using which one I'm gonna use. We can't use one of it. We will be fail if just use money or power. We'd better use both of it but if I should choose one. I choose money first. I will build the power from the money. Next, I absolutely use both of it. 

    If I only choose power, where should I find the power because let's say I've just started my carreer. Before that, I should have good education, courses, paradigm also skills and experiences. You know what? It needs money right? 

    But, based on the case of the girl in the story, she has money. She can train her skill to be a powerful woman. 

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