Monday, February 24, 2014
Free Enterprise 'N' Re-Education
By Tom J Kennedy
In this article we will focus on education as it is today and self-imposed re-education as an essential element of 21st Century success.
Additionally, we will dare to make some predictions about this traditional institution and why it is not serving our youth optimally.
It is my humble belief that the SDI (Self Directed Income) industry is strategically positioned to become a catalyst in revolutionizing a lot more than just sales and marketing.
SDI entrepreneurs tend to think and see the world like real entrepreneurs. Employees don’t tend to see the world through the eyes of an entrepreneur.
An individual’s entire attitude is molded by formal education and commonly governed by a set of assumptions that form a securely embedded thought pattern that the individual is not likely to even question.
Educators are usually cared for (dependent upon) the School Board or institution of higher learning that employs them. They are unlikely to innovate and create their own security. They rely on the School Board to create and maintain their security while the respective Teachers’ Federations police the activities of the School Board.
Educators by tradition, tend to be security-minded and are generally very skeptical of opportunity-minded individuals – especially those in sales and marketing.
Educators have acquired unique skills as they seek to improve their working conditions. While they demand more pay and improved benefits, statistics suggest that they are serving the taxpayer in a less efficient manner – for the unemployment rate among our youth has never been higher and real entrepreneurs who need employees maintain that the attitudes displayed by the youth in the western world are atrocious.
I knew an entrepreneur in the traditional printing business who offered prospective employees an opportunity to earn top dollar after the prospect had demonstrated his/her willingness to work at minimum wage over a two week period. Most youth passed up this unique opportunity for they believe that the world owes them top dollar for little effort.
It is worth noting that most prospects who demonstrated their worth for the printing entrepreneur over the two week period quickly learned the essential skills of the trade and eventually climbed the uncrowded ladder to success in an independent printing business of his/her own.
The bottom line is that most educators are employees only - although part-time opportunities in the SDI industry are changing this bottom line.
Students are dependent upon their teachers and teachers (professors also) impart a dependent thinking for a long period of time – during those critical, formative years. Most discussions, explanations, allegiances, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes of educators tend to be tainted with the viewpoint of ‘dependent thinking’ as experienced by the majority – the employees of the world.
Kent Ponder, formerly a teacher, became a financially independent entrepreneur in the 1980’s, when he doubled as an SDI entrepreneur. I read a book that Kent Ponder published in the 1980’s titled: “Fire Your Boss.”
In that book, he set aside a complete chapter (Chapter 2 – Breaking Free From Dependency To Independency) to deal in depth with the issue that most individuals have been programmed from birth in ways (some subtle, some not so subtle) that effectively keeps 90% of the people in North America in financial ruts for generation after generation.
Kent Ponder had a Ph. D. in linguistics, psychology-related stuff and he explained how our brains function and how our thinking gets tangled up. Our mission as active SDI entrepreneurs is to untangle the misguided thinking and network with those who are ‘ready and willing’ to be re-educated.
To untangle the brains of our youth (and willing adults) we must re-educate them on the ‘truth’ about our, orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money as well as countless other relevant topics.
Since formal education is not teaching our youth the ‘truth’ about the design flaw of usury and how it is directly and/or indirectly the cause of wars, violence, poverty, scarcity and lack, let’s encourage them (our youth) to follow their own self-imposed course of online study by recommending (a) The UsuryFree Eye Opener(b) The SDI Eye Opener (c) The UsuryFree Network and (d) The UsuryFree SDI University.
During my formative years, I received absolutely NO education about usuryfree economics, nor free enterprise, nor nothing in the realm of conventional commerce and industry.
We, the generation of the ‘baby boomers’ must take seriously, the responsibility to re-educate our youth (and willing adults) on issues/topics that ‘they don’t know they don’t know.”
When we are successful on overcoming economic ignorance we will shift consciousness and advance the mission of everyone on planet earth experiencing the reality of usuryfree living.
There was “Life Without Usury” in the past, and there will be “Life Without Usury” again in the not-too-distant future.
As we progress into this 21st Century, I expect the western world to awaken and recognize that the economic malaise that has cut deep into society is an indirect result of our failing institution of education.
It will take some time for an ‘economic’ healing to manifest, but with the support of the SDI industry as a catalyst the healing will likewise be deep and the recovery will be more rapid.
Given a fair chance, entrepreneurism supported by the SDI industry will prove itself a worthy alternative for individuals to follow in their ongoing efforts to arrest their respective economic illnesses.
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