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Life Is Like A Millionaire by importexpert(m): 4:04pm On Aug 25, 2016
"MONEY often costs so much." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In order to provide a better family life for his wife after their second baby was born, Abiodun decided to work harder and smarter so that they could live a happier life. His personal theory and belief is that money is a factor of creating happiness in a sense that no one could disagree with, by all means. Likewise if a man is unable to take care of his family then he would be disapproved of as a failure. may be he has been opportune to learn about "Napoleon Hill's assumption that believes money is the medium through which worldly success is measured."

So Abiodun would spend most of his time outside on negotiating business and meeting clients incessantly. Over the years, Abiodun hardly had a proper meal at home despite living in a charming residence that was purchased merely two years earlier, not to mention spending valuable time with his kids and wife.

At times, in the middle of the night, Abiodun would find himself getting unfamiliar with everything especially toward his wife who was asleep like a log beside him. He was like sharing a big cold bed with a stranger he hardly knew, and the body he hardly touched seemed ages and it was far uninviting.

Something expected or unexpected eventually happened. His wife filed for a divorce one day after Abiodun returned home from office. Abiodun didn't understand why the wife did what she did. Hadn't he done what was important for them all and why did his wife treat him so unloved and uncaring ?

He found no clues. He was devastated. He needed someone to talk things over with. All he could think of was none other than his grandmother who still lived few yards away from them in Victoria Island. As far as he could remember, grandmother was indeed a kind-hearted person who adored him and used to play card or board games with him when he was a little boy.

After Abiodun related his recent family matter to her, surprisingly, grandmother did not say a thing. All she said was "come on,let's play Monopoly, it's your favorite game when you were small. I haven't been playing this game ever since you moved out of town."

Abiodun, however, was really not in the mood to play Monopoly at this time and age but since grandmother was so enthusiastic and excited (at seeing him or actually about the game) Abiodun had no choice but to play along.

From start, grandmother was in luck. She led the game most of the time. Non-stop buying 'houses', buying "streets" and building the property of her dreams whenever she had a chance. Holding big wads of banknotes in hands that she freely spent as she liked. She was challenging him as well and dragged him into debts yet she was building her own Kingdom successfully in the game and he was the loser and even ended up in Jail twice.

When time's up, grandmother just gathered all her valuables like houses and money and randomly stuffed them carelessly inside the cash box as if all these didn't mean a thing. The game was over anyway.

"Life, is like playing Millionaire. When the game is over, no matter how much money, properties, power you have, all these will return to the original point and will be forgotten sooner than you think." Grandmother was telling Abiodun her opinion of life word by word and she said " the only difference between life and monopoly is that when the game is over, nothing remains whereas when a life ends, it remains love."

Abiodun realized that he was the one who was to blame for his broken family. He focused on bringing home the bacon yet he forgot to bring home love at the same time. Sometimes, we humans would rather sacrifice love for money thinking money means love.

i will end with the the word's of OG Mandido in his "greatest sales man in the world, he advocated that family and work/business are 2 individual entities, you should have adequate time for each of them. otherwise, if only one gets the whole time you will surely crash.

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by MrOlihilistic: 4:05pm On Aug 25, 2016
importexpert:
hope you enjoyed reading this piece.
The ghost reader.
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:10pm On Aug 25, 2016
You don't comment on threads. Why should I comment on yours?

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Muvacci(m): 4:12pm On Aug 25, 2016
I'll be back to read this.
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Rapmoney(m): 4:15pm On Aug 25, 2016
smiley cool

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:25pm On Aug 25, 2016
Touching. cry

Henceforth, I'll be giving Estharfabian 3 seconds of my time daily....

....3-2-1

Time up. I'm off to make money. See you tomorrow, Esther.

Ding! Ding!! Ding!!!

$$ $$$ $$$ $$$$$$$$$$

grin

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:27pm On Aug 25, 2016
Haute:
Touching. cry
Henceforth, I'll be giving Estharfabian 3 seconds of my time daily....
....3-2-1
Time up. I'm off to make money. See you tomorrow, Esther.
Ding! Ding!! Ding!!!
$$ $$$ $$$ $$$$$$$$$$
grin
sure you'd survive? undecided


Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by mizzbouqui(f): 4:35pm On Aug 25, 2016
I'm sorry I can't read this, it's toooo long
#walkouttathread
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:37pm On Aug 25, 2016
Estharfabian:

sure you'd survive? undecided




Survive what? Sure, I'd thrive. tongue

BTW...how did you get here so fast? You're disturbing my money-making adventure. OP says we're making money anytime we're away from family. Bye!

Ding! Ding!!

These alerts just won't stop.

$$$ $$ $$$$$$ $$$

grin
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:40pm On Aug 25, 2016
Haute:


Survive what? Sure, I'd thrive. tongue

BTW...how did you get here so fast? You're disturbing my money-making adventure. OP says we're making money anytime we're away from family. Bye!

Ding! Ding!!

These alerts just won't stop.

$$$ $$ $$$$$$ $$$

grin


sheesh! undecided



alright...alright. .imma let you be.


Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 4:40pm On Aug 25, 2016
mizzbouqui:
I'm sorry I can't read this, it's toooo long
#walkouttathread

This is a good way to force a conversation with the OP. You're a smart girl. Good luck with hooking him. grin tongue

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by mizzbouqui(f): 4:48pm On Aug 25, 2016
Haute:


This is a good way to force a conversation with the OP. You're a smart girl. Good luck with hooking him. grin tongue
I don't understand sir
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by importexpert(m): 5:00pm On Aug 25, 2016
MrOlihilistic:

The ghost reader.

how far?
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Smellymouth: 5:02pm On Aug 25, 2016
Viewing this topic ==> Importexpert and 109 guest(s)... shocked shocked

Runs outta the thread..

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by MrOlihilistic: 5:19pm On Aug 25, 2016
importexpert:

how far?
I well

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by HRYansh(m): 6:12pm On Aug 25, 2016
importexpert:
"MONEY often costs so much." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In order to provide a better family life for his wife after their second baby was born, Abiodun decided to work harder and smarter so that they could live a happier life. His personal theory and belief is that money is a factor of creating happiness in a sense that no one could disagree with, by all means. Likewise if a man is unable to take care of his family then he would be disapproved of as a failure. may be he has been opportune to learn about "Napoleon Hill's assumption that believes money is the medium through which worldly success is measured."

So Abiodun would spend most of his time outside on negotiating business and meeting clients incessantly. Over the years, Abiodun hardly had a proper meal at home despite living in a charming residence that was purchased merely two years earlier, not to mention spending valuable time with his kids and wife.

At times, in the middle of the night, Abiodun would find himself getting unfamiliar with everything especially toward his wife who was asleep like a log beside him. He was like sharing a big cold bed with a stranger he hardly knew, and the body he hardly touched seemed ages and it was far uninviting.

Something expected or unexpected eventually happened. His wife filed for a divorce one day after Abiodun returned home from office. Abiodun didn't understand why the wife did what she did. Hadn't he done what was important for them all and why did his wife treat him so unloved and uncaring ?

He found no clues. He was devastated. He needed someone to talk things over with. All he could think of was none other than his grandmother who still lived few yards away from them in Victoria Island. As far as he could remember, grandmother was indeed a kind-hearted person who adored him and used to play card or board games with him when he was a little boy.

After Abiodun related his recent family matter to her, surprisingly, grandmother did not say a thing. All she said was "come on,let's play Monopoly, it's your favorite game when you were small. I haven't been playing this game ever since you moved out of town."

Abiodun, however, was really not in the mood to play Monopoly at this time and age but since grandmother was so enthusiastic and excited (at seeing him or actually about the game) Abiodun had no choice but to play along.

From start, grandmother was in luck. She led the game most of the time. Non-stop buying 'houses', buying "streets" and building the property of her dreams whenever she had a chance. Holding big wads of banknotes in hands that she freely spent as she liked. She was challenging him as well and dragged him into debts yet she was building her own Kingdom successfully in the game and he was the loser and even ended up in Jail twice.

When time's up, grandmother just gathered all her valuables like houses and money and randomly stuffed them carelessly inside the cash box as if all these didn't mean a thing. The game was over anyway.

"Life, is like playing Millionaire. When the game is over, no matter how much money, properties, power you have, all these will return to the original point and will be forgotten sooner than you think." Grandmother was telling Abiodun her opinion of life word by word and she said " the only difference between life and monopoly is that when the game is over, nothing remains whereas when a life ends, it remains love."

Abiodun realized that he was the one who was to blame for his broken family. He focused on bringing home the bacon yet he forgot to bring home love at the same time. Sometimes, we humans would rather sacrifice love for money thinking money means love.

i will end with the the word's of OG Mandido in his "greatest sales man in the world, he advocated that family and work/business are 2 individual entities, you should have adequate time for each of them. otherwise, if only one gets the whole time you will surely crash.

cc: uncle Lolosticlala
undecided
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 5:45am On Aug 26, 2016
importexpert don turn love expert grin grin grin grin nice story sir, i learnt one or 2 things from it.

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 7:17am On Aug 26, 2016
very insightful writeup... it shows the need for love bonded by affection. affection is created by seeing, and having time for the family.

but on the other hand, affection grows stronger, if the man provides all for the family..

I would rather pursue wealth, than having all the time for the family that lacks.

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by DesChyko(m): 7:38am On Aug 26, 2016
*sighs*
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 10:49am On Aug 26, 2016
Smellymouth:
Viewing this topic ==> Importexpert and 109 guest(s)... shocked shocked

Runs outta the thread..

I bin dey wonder how the thread get up to six thousand views but only few people are commenting. The importexport guy is definitely doing something to increase his views that we don't know about
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Smellymouth: 11:33am On Aug 26, 2016
fellis:


I bin dey wonder how the thread get up to six thousand views but only few people are commenting. The importexport guy is definitely doing something to increase his views that we don't know about
Walahi, I dey tell u.. grin

Importexpert, u don join Bad Gang? cheesy
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by veekid(m): 2:33pm On Aug 26, 2016
I'll be back to read; ah dey go mosque
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by iyke484real(m): 2:33pm On Aug 26, 2016
angry grin
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by saintfaculty(m): 2:36pm On Aug 26, 2016
cheesy
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 2:37pm On Aug 26, 2016
mizzbouqui:

I don't understand sir

You never understand.
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by saintfaculty(m): 2:37pm On Aug 26, 2016
iyke484real:
angry grin
U need to make up your mind sir angry or grin not grin angry
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Nobody: 2:38pm On Aug 26, 2016
uncle lalasticlala shocked sad is lala your uncle undecided
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by AnodaIT(m): 2:38pm On Aug 26, 2016
Many will not read it
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by SAMBATLAN(m): 2:40pm On Aug 26, 2016
ok

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Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by mizzbouqui(f): 2:41pm On Aug 26, 2016
Haute:


You never understand.
Why will I understand angry
When there are other and simpler things to understand
Re: Life Is Like A Millionaire by Mopolchi: 2:42pm On Aug 26, 2016
ok

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