Money makes a man, forget the looks
23 February 2015, 15:06
Nairobi - Mwanaume ni pesa sio sura, na tena mwanaume ni effort. That
is Swahili for, a man is just about money and not his looks, and also, a man is
the effort he puts in.
I could not agree more. I can sit at my desk and point
out more than enough men who are high fliers in their industry, no looks (abit
harsh) but money talks for them.
But let us not relegate it to looks alone but expound on men
who are all types of sinners under the sun. The cheater, the beater, the
abuser, the polygamist, among other things but as long as they have money they
can pretty much get away with anything. Can we blame them though because put me
in their shoes and I would use my money to get what I want. They get the finest
women, finest houses, best compatriots, best deals even better friends and
children to boot.
I have seen some very
uninspiring men in our current society be able to inspire attractiveness just from
the amount of notes in their wallet or maybe their bank account. So is it wrong
if a woman chooses to be with someone for what they can give her rather than
for the so called love? I think not. I
have always said that I think love is an overrated experience, for those who
have experienced it then good for them but for most of us we never do. Maybe a
minute/ month of like, lust, infatuation but I have never come across that
undying love that Disney proclaims about.
Do not get me wrong growing up I had a lot of that fairy
dust in my eyes and I wanted that white wedding but everyday my expectations
keep changing. I do not even want a wedding. Why spend all that money on one
day, with some people that you just have to have there to fill seats. I would
rather take that money and go for a well-deserved vacation. A couple of friends
of mine would not agree because what they told me was that the wedding is
rarely if ever for you but for your parents. Makes sense because they want to
give you away and all that but with the current economy, I am quickly becoming
an amateur economist I am always counting money on one hand, and by the time I
am done paying my bill only one finger is still up. So I do not think I want a
We have heard of that saying,’ I would rather be crying in a
Rolls Royce rather than at the back of a bodaboda’.
That is the most realistic statement
I have ever heard because after going through all that pain, I would rather go
back to my mansion and pop a bottle of champagne and still know where my next
meal is coming from.
What I would rather
not do is eat love. Love does not feed me, love will not feed my children and
love will not pay my bills. A lot of us have to wake up. It only lasts for a
minute but after it is all said and done, have something at the end of it. On
the other hand do not stick in a relationship that kills you in the end in the
name of money. The point is to look for someone who has the same expectations
as you do.
But if you are lucky enough to have that person to share
love with then stick with them and do not run after money. Money only gets you
so far, the rest is up to you.
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