After making the one million deposit, Tanaka followed the saleswoman to Building 1.
Meanwhile, Angela was already ahead of him and had arrived at the top floor apartment with Michelle.
Michelle, still feeling ashamed of her earlier overconfidence.
She then spoke up and said, “Miss Lombardo, thank you for your foresight in making the deposit earlier. If you had listened to my suggestion, this house might have been taken by that man earlier.”
“Michelle, don’t put me on a pedestal,” Angela replied with a smile. “I’m just being cautious. Sure, it may not always pay off, but I think it’s worth it when it does. Besides, caution is a quality that can be developed over time.”
Michelle nodded, masking her amazement. She had been a housekeeper for a long time and was generally a cautious person, but Angela’s level of caution surpassed her own.
Michelle believed that a prudent style should be acquired gradually, but Angela, with her young age and privileged background, had no need for caution in her life as she faced no pressures or obstacles.
This was also the reason why many wealthy second-generation individuals exhibited impulsive behavior, disregarding the outcomes of their actions and words without any consideration.
Additionally, a common issue among this group was a blind sense of confidence and pride, nurtured by their surroundings that were filled with luxury and extravagance. These individuals lived in a world of illusion where they perceived themselves to be all-powerful and invincible. Some even believed that by merely creating a casual online presence, they could attract millions of followers, establishing companies worth billions and easily surpassing the achievements of their parents.
However, Angela never exuded an aura of overconfidence around Michelle. Even when she was being interviewed for a lecturing position, she was uncertain of the outcome and would not take anything for granted.
This same cautious attitude applied to her decision to buy a house. Angela was not willing to take any chances and wanted to minimize any risk in her life. Michelle was surprised by Angela’s level of caution and couldn’t understand how someone from such a wealthy and influential family like the Lombardo’s could be so prudent. But the truth was, Angela’s mother was the primary reason behind her cautious approach to life.
At that time, Angela’s mother was carefree and preoccupied with her own troubles, and she neglected to take care of her health during her pregnancy with Angela’s younger sister. As a result, cancer took hold and no amount of wealth could save her. Despite their vast fortune and access to the best resources in the world, her mother still passed away. This traumatic experience left a lasting impression on Angela, causing her to adopt an extremely cautious approach in all aspects of her life.
As she gazed upon the nearby river, Angela couldn’t help but think of her mother. She remembered how her mother loved to stand on the hills of Hong Kong at night and admire the sparkling lights of Victoria Harbour and its busy cruise ships. This thought made Angela restless and eager to see the river at night.