This article was first created on the 4th of July, 2015 and last updated on the 25th of April, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.
Category: The Laws of Money
I mentioned in my article “Those Who Worship Hard Work and Those Who Worship God” that many people get carried away into thinking that the more they work, the more they will achieve. This is not always the case, if it ever is. But people also get carried away with many other ideas. Some are led into believing that the only way to get rich is by illicit activities, crookery and stealing without getting caught. Certainly these people, in my opinion anyways, are getting nowhere.
If you read the books “The Secret”, “The Science of Getting Rich” and “Think and Grow Rich”, you will see that some people somehow learned that riches are “of the mind”. All of these ideas hold up to a point and then collapse. The truth: everything comes from the hand of God.
Today I met a young lady at the Takutu Hotel. Her name was Shaundell. She told me that she works with the United Nations Development Programme and that they are here in the Rupununi to help the Amerindians get titling for the lands, and to start businesses to sustain themselves. She explained that Norway has granted Guyana several billion dollars for not cutting down the forests too fast, and being that the Amerindians are the natural inhabitants or custodians of the forests, the government of Guyana has decided to allocate five million dollars to each Amerindian Community for the role they played in preserving the forests.
This is one example of how you can get more by working less. In this case, money comes in for not taking certain actions.
The laws of money never cease to confuse me. That’s what I told the young man who I met, who was riding around the world to raise money for a charity. I wanted to know how riding around the world would bring money for the charity. So he explained that he set up a website, and post updates on his journey by bicycle around the world. And as a way of acknowledging his efforts, people donate to the charity. He has a record of how much money has been donated because of him.
I was watching a television show the other day about antiques, and I saw how European collectors were paying millions, sometimes billions of dollars for pieces of outdated “collectibles” which they deem priceless because they are antiques. And it made me remember how the Dutch, French and English masters of antiquity preferred to shed blood during a slave rebellion than negotiate the working conditions of the slaves they held. In the world of these civilized gentlemen, the constant toil of human beings who enrich their tables goes unpaid; but an outdated piece of item sells for a few billion dollars.
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