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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  • Muchas gracias Joseph. By the way, your new profile photo is just outstanding. I really like it. Regarding your comment about money and power, I guess, you are right about it. It is better if we choose the good and do or behave accordingly. Thanks, Joseph!

  • Oi there,

     Hmmmm...telling the truth...the title is off beat...money gives power and power also gives money... same as fire and smoke...if u have fire, there will be smoke and there is no smoke without fire....hehehe!

  • I wanna be the nice!!! :P Money is not everything in this life (but help to live better)

  • Good story. I think money is the power for good things and bad things. it depends on what you choose. You can do good and can do wrong

  • Tumari merhbani Hadia Khan, I really appreciate your time commenting on my blog. Thanks!

  • Thanks to share a nice article

  • Mishaikh janab, ap ni mujhei hairan kardiya. That what lady Jackie said a few minutes ago. Of course, we want both of them for good. We want to use them properly and justifiably as you mentioned. It's a long journey between the good and the bad, Mr. Mishaikh. We are always hoping for the good. I hope we find it. Using either of them in illegal ways might lead the society into serious problems. Thanks, for your valuable time, my dear good friend!

  • First we must ascertain what kind of power we are talking about.  For example, some people are respect by the mass without any condition, these people have power without having wealth.  On the other hand there are people whose intention is always abuse the power to suppress the people whom they are hostile with.  These people use money to show and abuse their authority.

    The bottom line is that whatever money or power, if used properly in right and justified way is good otherwise both are bad and harmful for the owner.

  • Min ga la ba Jackie, The bad purpose or personal satisfaction, they are both despicable. Thanks for your nice comment on that blog. 

  • Both are very important unless it's for bad purpose and personal satisfaction!

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