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The power of money.


By Assie Houphouet OlivierPublished about a year ago 5 min read
The power of money.
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Once upon a time, in a small village, lived a man named John. John was a poor farmer who lived a hard life, struggling every day to make ends meet. He lived with his wife and two children in a small hut made of mud and straw.

Despite his difficult circumstances, John was a hard-working man who always looked for ways to improve his life and the lives of his family. One day, he heard about a wealthy merchant who lived in the neighboring town. The merchant was known for his immense wealth and generosity, and John decided to pay him a visit in the hope of receiving some help.

When John arrived at the merchant's house, he was greeted by a large gate and a big, beautiful mansion. He felt intimidated, but he mustered the courage to knock on the door. The merchant opened the door and greeted John with a warm smile. John explained his situation and asked the merchant for help.

The merchant listened carefully and then handed John a coin, saying, "Take this coin and go to the market. Use it wisely, and it will change your life." John was grateful for the coin, but he was confused. He didn't understand how a single coin could change his life.

John went to the market and used the coin to buy some food for his family. As he was walking back home, he noticed that people seemed to treat him differently. They were more respectful, and some even greeted him with a smile. John was surprised by the change and couldn't understand why.

The next day, John decided to use the coin again. This time, he went to the blacksmith and used it to buy a plow for his farm. The blacksmith was impressed by the coin and offered to trade John some of his goods in exchange for it. John agreed, and soon he had more tools and supplies for his farm than he had ever had before.

As John continued to use the coin, he realized that it had the power to attract wealth and abundance. He used it wisely, investing in his farm and trading with other merchants. In no time, John's life had changed dramatically. He was no longer a poor farmer struggling to make ends meet. He was a successful business man with a thriving farm, a beautiful home, and a happy family.

John never forgot the power of the coin and the wisdom of the merchant. He always remembered that money was not just a tool for survival, but a powerful tool that could bring happiness and abundance to those who used it wisely.

From that day on, John lived a life of prosperity and contentment, and he was always grateful for the power of money.

As John continued to live a prosperous life, he noticed that not everyone was as fortunate. There were still many people in his village who lived in poverty, struggling to make ends meet just as he had once done. John felt a strong desire to help those in need and decided to use his wealth to make a difference in their lives.

He started by building a school in the village, so that children could receive an education and have a better chance at a better life. He also set up a community center where people could gather to receive food, medical attention, and support. John's kindness and generosity soon made him well-known and respected throughout the village, and people began to look up to him as a leader and a role model.

One day, John received a visit from the merchant who had given him the coin many years ago. The merchant was now an old man, but he still had the same warm smile and kind eyes. John thanked the merchant for his guidance and help, but the merchant simply smiled and said, "It was not me who changed your life, John. It was the power of the coin and your own determination and hard work that brought you success."

John understood the truth of the merchant's words and was humbled by them. He realized that it was not just the power of money that had brought him success, but his own efforts and the support of his community. He was grateful for all that he had achieved and was determined to continue using his wealth and influence to help others and make the world a better place.

The story of John and the power of money spread far and wide, inspiring people everywhere to use their resources and influence to make a difference in the lives of others. And so, John's legacy lived on, reminding everyone of the immense power of money when it is used wisely and for the good of others.

As the years passed, John's wealth continued to grow, and his good deeds multiplied. He became known as the "philanthropist of the village," and many people sought his advice on how to use their own wealth for good.

John always had the same message: "Money is a tool, and like any tool, it is only as powerful as the person who uses it. Use it wisely, and it can bring happiness and prosperity to yourself and those around you. Use it foolishly, and it can bring misery and destruction."

John's influence and reputation continued to grow, and he was soon approached by the king of the land. The king was impressed by John's wisdom and philanthropy and asked him to become his advisor on matters of finance and economy. John agreed, and soon he was working with the king to implement reforms that would benefit the entire kingdom.

Under John's guidance, the kingdom prospered like never before. The economy grew, poverty was reduced, and the people were happy. The king was grateful for John's help and offered to make him a nobleman, with a title and lands of his own.

But John declined the offer. He said, "Your majesty, I do not seek wealth or power for myself. I only seek to use my resources and influence to help others and make the world a better place." The king was impressed by John's humility and wisdom and made him an honorary member of the royal court, with the title "Advisor for the Poor and Needy."

John continued to work with the king and use his wealth for good, inspiring others to do the same. His legacy lived on long after he was gone, and he was remembered as a hero and an example of what can be achieved when one uses their resources and influence for good.

And so, the story of John and the power of money served as a powerful reminder of the immense potential for good that money can bring, when it is used wisely and with a selfless heart.


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Assie Houphouet Olivier

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