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Money makes a man, forget the looks

23 February 2015, 15:06 Shakila Alivitsa

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 wedding.

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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