Now let’s talk about wealth. In my book I suggest that giving to, and caring for others as if they were family is a solution. This I suggest was behind the success of the Rothschild family. What do the World’s wealthiest do with their money? I was talking with a coworker about the World’s wealthiest and he mentioned one case he knew of in which the son of a very wealthy man came to his father for financial assistance and his father took him to the bank and had him apply for a loan, at 1.9% interest. At first glance this seems callous given that the assistance this man’s son was seeking was not a crumb next to the billions this man had rolling in. On the other hand, what is this man teaching his son, and who are these bankers so willing to loan money at 1.9% interest? I have family who would charge more interest than 1.9% for a personal loan.
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” –Chinese Proverb
Is it possible that there are people with billions who are the reason everyone is not enslaved as indentured servants? The Rothschild family began as money changers. What this means is, they loaned money, at interest. They were bankers. There is no question that there is a degree of power in having the ability to loan money. Before we demonize those who hold this power, we might ask ourselves what the world would be like if there was no one who would loan us money, and we might ask ourselves honestly if we really hate those who will. A world without debt would be a beautiful thing. If we can do it, we should, but calling money changers Satanists, may invite Satanists into power that have no intention of loaning money, they would just as soon steal the gold from your teeth.
What would you be willing to do for wealth? Would you rob a few banks, and justify it with the flawed thought that you are stealing from the wealthy? Would you sell drugs, and rationalize your actions with the thought that those who are addicted to the trash are idiots and deserve the consequences of their stupidity? Would you run a scam operation and justify your actions, where there is no justification?
Is the means of obtaining wealth a factor in whether wealth is satisfying? If wealth is a consequence of fulfilling a dream, is it more fulfilling than if it is handed to you with a lottery ticket? If wealth is achieved because a hard working artisan has managed to find a way to share his art with the world the world is a better place. If the wealth from a lottery ticket affords the opportunity to reach a worthy goal that seemed unreachable before, then the world is a better place. If the wealth handed over in a lottery ticket is wasted in a year on wine, expensive parties and drugs is the world a better place, for anyone?
What would you do with your billions if you woke to find yourself among the World’s wealthiest? There are of course thoughts of sipping margaritas on the crystal clear beach of your personal island, world travel and golfing on the most beautiful golf courses. There is more left over after the golf courses, margaritas and snorkeling than the World’s wealthiest could use in a lifetime. Would you loan money to those who need it? Understand that if you give to everyone in need, there is no question it will be gone before the day is out, and there will still be those in need. You should have bought a few margaritas and thrown a few expensive parties before it was gone.
What are the wealthy doing with their money? Are they really plotting ways to create human misery and enslave the human race, or do they enjoy the music and craftsmanship produced by the rare talents that arise in a free and happy populous? Have you thought about answering the question at the end of your life, “What have I done with my life?” Do you really believe this question has never been considered by a wealthy man?
Keeping power out of the hands of criminals is what I hope I can say I did with my life with my very last breath, but assuming everyone who has the power to loan money is a Satanist, will not keep the Satanists from usurping power, it may help them. If human misery were truly the secret plot of the wealthy, I suspect they would have achieved it by now. Be careful who you hate, and watch closely those who suggest you do. Wealth is not a crime. It is a responsibility.