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Patrick Akamiokhor:

There was a certain wealthy man who lived in a certain town he had just a boy, when the boy grew up he wanted to take over the father's business.
His father gave him a condition that he must fulfil, before he can handover the multi-billion dollar business to him. Earn 10, 000 dollars and show me the money.

Seated close to an oven relaxing, his son sought help from his mother and brought the money to his father and claimed he worked for it. His father collected the cash from him and threw it into the oven, and the two watched the oven until the whole cash was burnt to ashes.
He told his son to simply  go on and work for the money and bring it to him. Again, T mother again gave him another $10, 000 and told the boy to wait for some time, disguise and look worn out before seeing his father.

When he eventually met his father with the money for the second time, the old man was at the same spot close to the oven. The man took the cash and again threw it into the oven,  and again the two watched the $10,000 burnt to ashes, He told his son to go, work, save $10,000 dollar and show it to me and the inheritance will be all yours.
The boy was furious knowing that his father was determined and stringent with the condition of working and saving up $10,000 before he can access his inheritance.

The boy again met with his Mother for advice, she was thinking of another option they can use to outwit the old man,  when he finally told his mother not to worry that he would go out and work and save the money in order to satisfy his father. The boy travelled to  another town were he will be given the opportunity to do odd job because nobody in their locality will believe that he, the only son of such a wealthy man really needed to do a commoner's job.

He spent years denying himself of  food, pleasure, good accommodation, designer-wears and every other good living associated with a rich man's child, just to save up the money for his father.
 When he eventually came back home his mother hardly recognise his son, he has severely emaciated and looked ragged.

With that desperate condition he quickly went to present the money to his father who incidentally  was seating in the very place close to the dollar burning oven. he gave his father the money he has saved with pains and hunger, the old man took the money and again threw it into the oven. the boy dived headlong into the fire and brought the money back and exclaimed father! you can't burn my sweat. The father replied, you absolutely worked for this very one son, nobody will stand looking, seeing his  effort being burnt,  as you have done in the previous ones your mother helped you.
The old man being satisfied with his son last action,  willed all his wealth to him.

Moral Lesson
1.People put value on things that cost them most.

2.Wealth gotten through easy way will soon end up in the oven.

3.Before handing over your business to your child, first hand over wisdom to him.

4. like most of us with wonderful background sometimes we denied our children valuable experiences they need to succeed in life by too much pampering, saying I don't want them to experience what I experienced forgetting that such conditions added up to make you what you are. sometimes create artificial scarcity.

5.Don't forget to share your story with your family your children will need it someday to solve life challenges

6. Wisdom and good name is the best inheritance you can give to your children .

7. The billion dollar wealth handed over to your children without character and morals will end up in hand of your servants and maids that posses them.

 8. Success is not taught in schools but through hard work, dedication, courage, focus, perseverance, character, etc you'll definitely succeed.
Remain Blessed.



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