Sabina’s Quest to Open the Portal in the Sun Pyramid

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Chapter 5 (v.1) - Chapter 5: An Unexpected Scolding from Eric.

Submitted: June 09, 2019

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A few days later, I was meeting up with Eric for lunch. He didn’t look happy when he approached me, and he addressed me in a quite angry tone: “I heard you donated a million dollars to the ocean clean-up charity!?”

I was bewildered by Eric’s reaction. This was my money, and as far I knew he wasn’t against cleaning up the oceans. Disliking his accusatory tone, I snapped back at him: “Yes, I did. I like to support charitable organisations, and besides, you have no reason snooping around in my business!” Having said this, I immediately realised the hypocrisy in my statement as I tended to meddle in other peoples’ dealings. 

Instead of shouting back at me, he leaned in to whisper in my ear. “Calm down, and I will tell you why I am upset.”

I did as he asked, and once Eric noticed that my mood had stabilised her spoke to me again: “I have no problem with you donating money to charities. But you must realise, the money you make on trading someone else loses. “
“I don’t follow you, Eric, what does that have to with my donations to charities?” I asked tentatively.
Eric fixed up the collar on his newly purchased business suit and replied: “You want to change the world to the better, right?”
“Yes, I do,” I replied, wondering what Eric was getting at.
“Well, if you truly want to change the world Sabina, a few millions won’t do anything. You’d need to pour in billions, or even trillions to reach your goal.” Eric stated.
“Well, if that’s what it takes, that’s what I will do,” I replied confidently and added in “But you still haven’t told me why you are upset.”
“I am not upset, I am just teaching you a lesson. If you make billions from trading, that means someone else is losing billions. If people that are willing to dupe governments, cause war and famine, just to make money, find out they lost billions to you, they won’t play it nice,” Eric said with a concerned voice.

I realised that Eric was right. If I really wanted to change the world, I would need to so anonymously. The million I had donated wouldn’t cause many questions, but once I started spending more money, I would get unwanted attention from the people that were manipulating the world to enrichen themselves.

“So, what do you suggest that I do?” I asked.
Well if you really want to beat the dark forces at their own game, you’ll also have to remain anonymous like they do. You’ll have to start using fake companies, proxies, and hidden accounts all over the world. “Eric explained.
I hugged Eric and kissed him on the cheek. “Thank you, Eric. You are really the smartest person I know.”
Eric smiled at me and replied. “Thanks that means a lot coming from the girl who beat the chess AI on Kasparov level AND made 8 million dollars from scratch in a couple of months.”
“Well, it’s the truth. Let’s eat, I am starving,” I exclaimed, and I called the waiter over.
 

As I ate the delicious meal while discussing strategies with Eric, I realised something. That being wealthy wasn’t bad at all.


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