Charlie laughed helplessly after hearing Jasmine’s words. “It seems as though you do not want to be bound to the rules of the Moore family.”
Jasmine nodded before she said, “I really do not want to be bound by the rules of the Moore family but I have no other way out of this.”
“Why?” Charlie asked in a serious manner. “I think your grandfather might change his mind after this near-death experience because of his critical illness. Furthermore, you’re the reason his life was saved and he’s able to live healthily for a few more years. If he’s really grateful towards you, you can take advantage of this opportunity to ask him for the freedom to love and decide on the man you’d like to be married to. I believe he’ll definitely give you the freedom to choose your own husband.”
Jasmine smiled bitterly and she shook her head before she said, “That’s impossible. Even if Grandpa really loves me and feels bad for me, he wouldn’t dare agree to that.”
“Why?” Charlie asked with a puzzled expression on his face. “Isn’t your grandfather the head of the Moore family? He’s the one in control of the entire Moore family and anything that he decides on would be the final decision. What would he ever be afraid of?”
At this time, Jasmine replied in a serious manner, “The Moore family has developed over the years before finally becoming what it is today. All the members of the Moore family are bound by the rules set for the family. As long as everyone obeys the rules, the Moore family will always be united and indestructible. If anyone is given the freedom to break any of the rules, then the Moore family will definitely crumble and suffer a huge loss as no one would abide by the rules anymore.”
After that, Jasmine continued speaking, “The Moore family has had to endure so much hardship before growing to become the powerful and wealthy family it is today. The reason why we could do it is because every one of us had the interest of the family at heart and none of the members of the Moore family has ever broken the rule.”
Charlie sighed before he said, “Jasmine, I’ve always thought that you were a very strong and powerful woman. I really did not expect you to be bound at the mercy of others too.”
“That’s right!” Jasmine replied as she sighed. “There’s no way out of this as long as I am a member of the Moore family.”
As she spoke about it, Jasmine shook her head before she raised her wine glass and said, “Mr. Wade, let’s not talk about all these unhappy things anymore. Come on, drink up! I’ll toast you again!”
Charlie smiled before he raised his wine glass and said, “Alright then. This glass of red wine is to celebrate freedom!”
Jasmine was slightly startled at this time.
She did not have any freedom at all.
Even though she was very depressed, Jasmine forced a smile before she nodded and said, “Yes! Let’s drink to our freedom!”
Jasmine was already starting to get drunk after drinking this glass of wine. She stared at Charlie before she sighed and said, “Do you know how many times I wished that I was born into an ordinary family instead? I feel that my life would not be so difficult if that was the case. I wouldn’t have to face so many rules and constraints in my life and I think I’d be so much happier. Even though I hold such a high position and have endless wealth because of my family, I don’t have the chance to feel any real happiness.”
Charlie smiled slightly and said, “Do you also know that there are also many ordinary people who are actually more envious of people who are as rich as you are? This is because they wouldn’t need to worry about money or how they are going to make ends meet. Haven’t you heard people saying that they’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle? You might think that you’d feel very happy and content to be born into an ordinary family but this kind of ordinary life is precisely what many people are trying to get rid of! At the end of the day, isn’t making more money the reason why everyone is hustling and working hard?”
At this time, Jasmine looked at Charlie with a serious expression on her face before she said, “Mr. Wade, you don’t seem to care about making money at all! You weren’t even interested in the twenty million dollars that they were offering you just now. In fact, you could’ve already made a lot of money if you would just sell the pills for ten million dollars each. However, you chose to give the pills away for free instead. Why does it seem like money means nothing to you at all?”
Charlie smiled indifferently as he thought to himself. He did not care about money because he was not short of money at all.
However, Jasmine did not know about the times he needed money desperately in the past.
In the past, Charlie had actually asked Lady Wilson to lend him some money during her birthday banquet so that he would be able to pay for some medical expenses.
Initially, Charlie thought that Lady Wilson would definitely lend him the money since she believed in Buddhism and it was a Buddhism teaching that stated there would definitely be good karma for every good deed done in this lifetime.