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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  • Thank you for the post.  
    I could not understand that part, where aunt claims that power is the target. It seems to me power is also mean to get you something. 
    What was the reason aunt was so obsessed with power? 


    • Madloba Tsira! The old lady believes in power. Maybe, she had the money at hand from an inheritance or whatever. Thanks for your nice comment on the blog.

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  • Hi Dara
    My opinion here we have to talk the others within their brain not our minds to deliver the information right , so I guess if the aunt used another way will be better , while if the young girl tried to live this new life business in other side there is some control from her aunt on the business , might reach to great outcomes with good skills , then the aunt just can follow up with some advice because all peoples not as the same !

    • Atafig maak ya Ayman, annas laiso sawa! I agree with you Ayman, people are not the same. different opinions and different thoughts. Here, you have two options. Try to take one. As you said each one should consider the other's idea. In this way, we cannot say which is better. Thanks, Ayman for your nice comment on Money or Power.

  • I agree with the girl, even if I think the old lady is smarter. When I have money I don't care about everything else. I think I can solve problems with money. I don't care about power because I don't like to control people. 

    • merci beaucoup Claudia! You have the right to say that. Girls support girls, am I right?  Of course, no one likes to control people. Politics is the major factor here. Thanks for your nice point of view. I really appreciate it. 

  • Money is very important. It does not bring to happiness, but it can bring any things make me happy. I mean 'things'. In my point of view, the lady is right. It is meaningless if we have no goals in life, no effort to get what we want. Everythings we have will lose its value.

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