Why money isn’t everything, but power is

If I tell you money is overrated, I’m sure you’ll look at me like I’ve lost my mind. But from looking at how the world worked and still works, you will understand what I mean. If the people in power who mint and create money suddenly decide to stop, what will happen? Will the rich still be rich? That was why in the past, the truly wealthy had their wealth measured by gold.

The Gold standard was key because it was considered one of the most valuable assets. It was even more important because it was rare and was of a limited supply. The ground has to be dug to search for gold. These reason made it a mark of wealth. The same goes for silver and the not so respected bronze. Diamonds were a sign of wealth too (basically most natural resources), but gold, silver and bronze were key trading (buying and selling) materials.

In some places, cowries were used by the masses to buy and sell. Cowries were also natural to the earth, but they were not precious enough to make one rich. And of course the famous trade by barter. By observing trade by barter, you’ll see how money just acts as an exchange of value. The ancient ones gave something they had for what they wanted. For example, someone who wanted to buy a small/ medium plot of land would negotiate with the seller on what was needed in exchange. This kind of big transaction was mainly done by the rich and the exchange was likely gold or silver. But a lower value person who lacked gold might suggest given 5 rolls of cotton and 100 potatoes. If the buyer and the seller agree on this value of exchange, the sale is made. But this was stressful many times, as the seller might not want what the buyer has. This lead to the buyer doing barters with other people to get what the seller values.

So basically money is an affirmation of someone’s value. What does this person have that can make me have what I want? But money is a controlled supplied entity, unlike gold. And even the latest buzz in the financial field, Bitcoin (and other crypto currency) is still a controlled supplied entity. Though Bitcoin might have a fixed number in existence and cannot increase, it still isn’t gold. The nature of the coins are just like Fiat money – Absolutely changeable and unstable. It can crash and increase depending on how the strings are pulled.

Now to the other part of the title “…, but power is”. Defining power in the first place is a complex subject. It has so many definitions and sometimes blended in with authority. At the end of the day, power is simply the ability to control. Whatever controls someone has power over the person. Let’s say I have a boss, he tells me when to go and when to come. He has power over me. If I’m susceptible to being controlled by my emotions, it has power over me.

Are all powers bad? No. And vice versa for the opposite question. The people who created the system of money have the power. The people who created the system of crypto currency have the power. Well, God created Gold and we all know of His power. Take note that I am not condemning money ( As me and money attract and like each other), but rather the thinking of forgetting that the world is ruled by power.

No, the world is not ruled by money like you’ve been made to think. Because if money is a show of inherent value, obviously those who have power will have it. It’s like a bird having feathers. That’s easy, because all you need to do is be a bird, feathers are part of the bundle. There can be a country today that solely decides not to have a currency and it can be a wealthy nation. It’s just that the powers that be will not like it and try to suppress them. Why does the world all follow the US dollars? Even when pounds and Euros have an higher value. Power. That’s to show you how people follow power first.

Actually when people say that they need money, they mean something else. Most times, it’s many other things. They might mean that they want to enjoy the luxury of wealth. Or they want to have new clothes, visit another country, build a house, buy books, etc. Money is just a synonym of ” Enough value to have what I want”. What about credit cards? Those pieces of cards that lets you get stuff free that you have to pay for later. That is still perceived value. That money does not currently exist for you, but you are allowed to buy while your value decreases. You have to pay back, or you get into debt as a valueless person.

So, value is synonymous to power as money is synonymous to wealth. The unwise chase money as a means to no end and do not get much of it. While those who understand the concept and creation of money, get as much of it as they want. This is because they strive for power, as much as they want to acquire. Then money cannot control them, but works for them. And if money turns to rubbish today, it will not affect their wealth.

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5 writing platforms you should join this 2018

There are so many ways to get your writing out into the world as a writer. It is not only limited to having a blogging platform on WordPress or blogger. You might have a blog site on one of these sites and still prefer other additional sites to join to share your writing. Here are the 5 platforms that you can use to publicize your writing:

  1. Medium: This is like a community based blogging in which you have your own writing space. You can follow people and be followed. Your content is liked by those that appreciate your post. This is another way to shout yourself out loud, even if you have a blog site already.
  2. Quora: This question and answer site allows you to get recognition for your writing. If you’re consistent, you will get loyal followers. The wisdoms in the answers shared are an added bonus. Not only can you answer other people’s questions, you can ask as well. Also, you can have a ‘Quora blog’s which is a space where you can write about topics which interest you. Communication with your followers is also easy. There are even options for them to specifically ask you questions any time you decide.
  3. Mirakee: This is mainly for the poetry/creative writers. You write and share your posts to the world, all mirakee member and your followers. The platform also has an added benefit of beautiful back ground images, colours and fonts. To make things better, you are indexed on google!
  4. Wattpad: Though I have some prejudice against this platform, (me constantly seeing werewolf romance stories) this is great as a story writer. You can write your stories and gain following, which can influence other of your social media presence. For writing as much as a book, there are some benefits financially. But I have heard that it depends on your success level.
  5. Tumblr: Micro blogging is the word for this one. Imagine Twitter, just with options for writing more. Tumblr is a mixture of writing and picture aesthetics. It leans more to an heavier use of pictures for visual appeal. If that is your style, tumblr would be a good platform for you to join.

Why you should not have a new year’s resolution

I remember those days when I was younger, before every new year I will think about resolutions to make. Sometimes I would have lists, though this lists most times did not make it into February. Then I reached a point where I stopped having them. A simple realization hit me, new year resolutions are just wishful thinking. Many people think that the start of a new year gives then superhuman strength to perform deeds to drastically change their lives. They believe that creating new year ‘goals’ mean something.

But that is not how life works. A new year is just like another new day. Vowing to do something just because it’s the beginning to of the new year means nothing – Nada, Ziltch. So, rather than have a ‘new year resolution’ have a lifetime resolution. This type of resolution will be practiced, remembered and renewed in your daily life. And most importantly this resolution must be followed with action. Without consistent action, all goals are just wishes.

4 words you should never use

According to the laws of attraction and the well known power of the tongue, we now know that our words mold our life. Whatever we say manifests itself in someway or another. Knowing this, it is best that we choose our words right in order to live a right life.

These words should be removed from your vocabulary today:

  1. Can’t: This word signifies disbelief and lack of fate. When you say that you can’t do something, it is an agreement of failure. Doing something which you have not done before might be hard, that does not make it impossible. Saying that you can’t will most likely make things more difficult for you. Instead of using this word use the word “can. Embrace the possibilities of existence.
  2. Not : It is a known fact that the brain doesn’t recognize ‘not’. In fact, it doesn’t take note of a negated word. If you say, “I will not get sick”, your brain is interpreting it as “I will get sick”. This being the case, you have to use positive statements to describe yourself. For example “I will stay healthy” is a better option.
  3. Wish: Except when you are writing a poem, you should not be wishing about anything. Wish is a word of nonchalant powerlessness. This word distracts from action. It is admitting to not having power over your life and not wanting to do anything about it. Wishing puts you in the state of lack and you are left in a fantasy hope. Instead the word “will” can be used. ‘I will get that house’ not ‘ ‘I wish I could get that house’
  4. Need: This word creates situations of material poverty and intellectual poverty. To need means not having. To declare that one need something means one believes in scarcity of that thing. This negates the law that everything in this world is more than enough to go round. Therefore this keeps people from getting what they should have. The word “have” should be used.

Can you do something about life’s unfairness?

Let me tell you a story. Imagine growing up in an impoverished home, always having difficulty possessing what many others seemed to have easily. To make things worse, being told consciously and subconsciously that you won’t amount to anything. Then imagine on the other side of the fence, there is a child who was born rich, was always taken to the best schools, given the ability to own a fashion line as a teenager. 

If you compare these stories, I’m sure you will say life is unfair. After all luck is what makes you be born into a certain family/ place and not another. But that is just the surface of things.

Digging deep, you will find that life is not that plain. I’m sure if you were omniscient, there will be a level of unfairness you will spot in each lives, just as levels of luck and fairness. The mental reasoning of painting life as fair or unfair is wrong. Life is a myriad of colours and cannot be simplified to just that.

Life can be unfair to some extent as life can be lucky. The girl born poor might be lucky to have good friends while the girl born rich could be the lonely and rich kind. The girl born poor due to social conditioning might not aspire to do more but she is free from the pressures of anticipation. The girl born rich might enjoy the virtually free luxuries of life but might be under more scrutiny by the public.
Even with all this, the concepts of fair and unfair varies in situations and persons. A 19 year old girl getting breast cancer can be seen universally as unfair. But an 80 year old man who dies with dementia might not be considered in the unfair spectrum by most. But who knows, the man might not had wanted to die yet, or have lived a wasted life with no meaning. 

The most important things about life is choice, faith, God , hope and joy. This is because these are the things we have control over. We can decide to choose to do better in our lives. We can decide to have faith and believe in God. Hope and joy can be ours for free. I will lay emphasis on choice for now. 

Imagine if that the girl born poor decides that she will achieve financial security in her life. So, she works smart, tries a lot of things, abandoning that which does not work and sticking to the things that brings results. Even if this poor girl has anxieties and inferiority complex, because she has made a choice to work on them- life becomes more fair. The girl born rich also has the ability to choice her destiny. She can remain shallow and rich or decide to change her world and develop deep relationships. The girl born rich might also become poor, depending on her choices.

So yes, life can be unfair due to the random occurrences before our birth. But after our birth what we choose to do with life is our choice

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Remind yourself to be great everyday

 Live life fully everyday.  When you wake up in the morning, feel alive. Start your day with possibilities, this is very important. It does not matter what you think is, what matters is all that can be. There is no way that you will be miserable when you start your day feeling alive. But many of us wake up feeling the burden of the previous day. The mistakes and sadness of yesterday should remain in the past.

 A fresh chance to change our lives comes with a new frame of mind. Being enthusiast about life opens us to the possibility of a fulfilling present and future. Do not start any day thinking it will be a bad day, but enjoy the opportunity of another day of creation and manifestation. Everyday should spark up new ideas in you, not another day to mope or drown in the past. Infact, every minute of the day (except when it is time for rest) should be used creatively, not for brooding or idleness. We all have passions and everytime we work towards them, we remember to be great. This will make our lives worthwhile both in the long run and in ‘the short run’.

Delays are opportunities in disguise


I know that so many of us hate delays, I hated them too. But they always come and there is no way to escape from them. It might be a delayed flight, traffic jam, limiting illness, postponement, etc. If delays are properly handled they can become an advantage. I was taught this last week when my phone suddenly stopped charging and finally shutdown. If you understand how important my phone is in my daily life, you’ll scream. After taking the phone for a repair almost immediately and only to find it that it stopped working when I got home, taught me a lesson on patience. 

I had no free chance to go back to fix my phone (at a more competent source) for a week. Those seven days, I learnt how to manage and handle delays. Finding my days quite limited without my phone except for the work which I had, I began to read physical books. I should mention here that it had been a long while since I read books that were not ebooks. I read and finished about 5 books during the period of 5 days! 

This is something I would have never done if my phone were still on. The ebooks I read, it would take me days to finish just one. I gained a lot from my reading! And contrary to my expectation, that delay did not cause my week to be boring. I had a good time reading and I was relieved to be free from the stress of my phone addicted life (which many of us from the 21st century have). I was free from social media, the pressure to monitor my social media growth, apps, emails, useless messages, etc. My delay turned into an opportunity! I got the freedom from the anxiety that had engulfed me. 

Now that the delay is over and my phone is working fine, I will always be glad for that delay. Because I used it well. The problem is that most people do not use their delays. If patience is lacking, it will be impossible to decide to use your delay for your advantage. You would be too busy complaining about how unfair the situation is to see the advantage. There is an advantage in everything life brings to us. Allow for delays and you will use them creatively, if not it will bring about frustration and anger which are destructive in nature.