How is your weekend? . Good, I hope. All the while I have been telling you to work hard on making money online, rite? So today I want to share with you a true story about how money can tear a family apart.
This is based on a true story. Mr. Z worked in the Air Force as a low rank officer. He and his family lived with his brother in law somewhere in KL. His wife sold nasi lemak at a Gas Station near their house in the morning. Mr. Z rode a motorcycle to work every morning. Sometimes he would travel with his family back to the kampung by riding his motorcycle from KL to Muar with his son sitting in front. After work, he would play with his son at the park. They lived happily without much problem except for their sister in law who had been having some kind of an attitude towards them. She did not like Mr. Z and his family living there. However, his brother in law was a kind person. He told Mr. Z just to ignore his wife.
As life goes went on Mr. Z got promoted and held a position in the Tender and Project department. After sometime, he managed to understand how tenders were given and set. When you are already very familiar with it, you are in the position to control it, rite? A lot of contractors/vendors will do anything to seduce you to either take bribe or set the tender in their favor. Since money was always the biggest need for Mr. Z, he was not strong enough to fight the temptation. He started to create many new tenders in favor of his clients. Earning from as little as a few thousands and up to hundred of thousands per tender, Mr. Z became a rich man.
He bought a couple of expensive cars and houses but he would still go to the office by riding his motorcycle to cover his tracks. He bought a new house and moved out from his brother in law’s house and lived in one of the houses that he bought. His family lifestyle has changed all in of a sudden. His wife stopped making nasi lemak in the morning and he bought expensive clothing and jeweleries for her. At the same time, he helped his relative financially, especially when his brother in law almost lost his house when his wife lost her job. At least, he had paid their courtesy back.
As time went by, people started to talk behind their backs. How could an army officer live a luxury life like that? When it involves corruption and bribery, it is dirty money. No matter how nice you are, it will turn you into something bad eventually. Mr. Z started to enjoy, going to night clubs and GROs. His wife, believing that he was having an affair, started to become suspicious. They always fought and argued. Their son always became the victim. No more happy family time as it used to be. The problem got worse when Mr. Z wanted to get married and at the same time, the Anti Corruption Agency was investigating him.
His grown up son always ran away from home when he knew that his father wanted to marry a GRO. The family is now really torn apart and in a bad shape. From a happy family, now they are facing a huge family crisis.
My 2 Cents
First of all, it’s not my intention to humiliate this family. I just want to share that money is not everything. We still need money to survive, pay for car loan, education, credit card etc. But happiness is priceless. So there is no meaning for being rich but you can’t find peace in your family and spend quality time with your kids.
We must work hard in making money offline or online but make sure it is legal. For offline, don’t take bribe,because it is just like taking drugs. Once you have tasted it you will hunger for more. Seriously, it is contagious. For online job, please don’t do click fraud or exchange clicks for making money online with Google Adsense. Don’t trick people to buy your e-books/products by using false claim. This are the dos and don’t that you should remember.
In Islam, we called it rezeki barakah, if you earn it the right way it will benefit you in some ways and bring happiness to you. If you steal from other people, the money that you earn will cause you a lot of trouble. Just remember, what you give you will get back. 🙂 Make your life decision wisely.