Saturday, May 12, 2007

I wanna be rich!

Ok ok ok we all want to be rich! As an American physician, I'm "comfortable" but its more than that. I think maybe its cause I'm Nigerian or maybe its that Igbo blood in me, and no its not 419 hustling, but legitimate business schemes, even if its Nnewi spare parts trading or Aba factory! I realize now that maybe my drive might be a little bit too much for some men. I relate better with my male friends and family members who arent settling for what society gives them, and who are working hard to make it happen on the side. I cant see myself with a husband who is content with just a paycheck, is that a bad thing? I mean even if my husband is a neurosurgeon making $800k from his private clinic, I dont think I would be completely happy. I would still feel that we have even more resources to do even more.

My last ex was a Dr and truth be told we would have been financially comfortable together but he lacked that drive. I had so many ideas and needed a man who could take them and run with it. I felt like I was wasting my time with him, my ideas included. I thrive off hearing men talk about their big plans, and offering input, bouncing ideas back and forth. I see my future husband and myself having a business empire on the side, able to use excess funds to help our people back home. I know it can happen, I just need a man who has that drive and loves what I have to offer. I dont care for a "readymade " situation, that takes away from the fun of it, but someone who wants to make it past what is given to them! My parents tell me that all the time, that if I end up with the right guy who thinks like that, in 5yrs we'll be unstoppable.

Is that asking too much, any guys want to offer input to that?


racquelle-cutie said...

hey i don't think ther'e nothing wrong in hearing guys talking about their future and making money its good to be ambitious but there are some people you meet that are just too involved in making money that life passes them by without them knowing.

laspapi said...

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Anonymous said...

you are right .. not just a guy...verybody should be ambitious and want to make more money but as raquelle said some do it and life just passes them by

Shola said...

Well being a doctor should give you the confidence to know you can be whatever you set your mind to be, the question that this piece doesn't answer is WHY?
Until you know WHY you want to be rich, it will be impossible to find the right man.

My 2 cents said...

I feel you! I want to be rich and I want to want that with anyone I'm with. The drive is the force behind our passion and Nne wanting to be rich is not an igbo thing. It is the quest for a good life and better things.. please update and stop bu sometime.

laspapi said...

naija luv...what happened to you?

The Last King Of Scotland said...

nothing wrong at and ambition are inseparableand should be flowing in one's veins at all times. nice post

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