Knowledge, understanding, and wisdom are complimentary and synergistic. However, it should be clear that only wisdom embodies the qualities of all three. It is possible to have an abundance of knowledge, deep understanding, and a complete lack of wisdom.
NAZI Germany (and successors totalitarian governments around the world today) demonstrated this gap most shockingly when it applied knowledge of what is required to sustain human life and understanding of how to eliminate those requirements to annihilate six million Jewish and other human beings. Wisdom was absent.
When discussing knowledge, understanding, and wisdom as they relate to personal economics, considering the role of education is essential. 21st century Americans do not understand money. One of America’s leading commentators on money, wealth, and business in general said this:
“In most cases, when people make more money, they get deeper in debt.” – Robert Kiyosaki
These folks have knowledge and understanding but a serious deficit in wisdom.
Nonsense from VP Joe Biden and Others
Our educators, legislators, unions, big businesses, and government bureaucracies have led Americans down a similar path to financial ruin. Many Americans’ personal economies are already broken and the US government is following a fools path to financial ruin with its insistence that “We the people” need more debt.
“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” – VP Joe Biden
Debt Equals Loss of Liberty
The foundation for a personal (or national) economy is money that you control. Debt is money that others control. Worse still, it is money that you actually pay those others to control. You give up your libertyand pay others to do so as if it were a privilege.
Alternative to Debt
EUREKONOMICS™ teaches that money serves you in four – and only four – ways.
- It serves to eliminate debt and regain control of money that was previously ceded to others.
- It serves as ready cash to deal with life’s surprisingly unsurprising surprises – unexpected expenses and opportunities.
- It serves to deliver inflation protected income at a time of your choosing that you don’t have to work for and you can’t outlive.
- Finally – in every sense – your money and your wisdom about money allow you to deliver a legacy to those you care most about.
Debt is financial death and the death of liberty. Presidents, Vice Presidents, legislators, union bosses, big business execs, and individual Americans that fail to recognize this fact lack knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.