Money Will Always Represent The Most Meaningful Form of Power

Because humans are inherently predictably greedy and have a tendency to want far more than they need

Brian Brewington
Journal of Journeys
5 min readJan 24, 2024

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I love me some Jay-Z. I bought most of the albums, until buying albums was ancient and just fiscally irresponsible. I did a school project on his business ventures my senior year which was 2005, almost two decades ago. I am an avid supporter, fan and student of his on a creative level, as much as a business and personal level. It goes far beyond the music when I talk about the respect and admiration I have for Jay-Z. Every luxury he has in his life, hes earned. Through intelligence, talent, and maybe at times luck or a combo of the three.

But even I had to stop for a second when I heard Memphis Bleek say Jay-Z and Beyonce’s mansion has sixteen swimming pools. Wait just a minute now. Who the fuck are you having over for lunch, the women’s Olympic swim team?

Name a scenario where you would need more than, I don’t know, three pools max? And that’s even way over doing it. One Extravagantly large custom in ground pool says all you need it to and does all you need it to. What in the world are you going to do with sixteen swimming pools on a day to day basis and in your everyday life? How many friends that like to go swimming, who…

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Brian Brewington
Journal of Journeys

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