Kingdom Economics, Part XI, Wisdom is key (going forward)!
What is lacking in our education IMO is ‘wisdom’. We all get educated in specific trades and some historical knowledge, but where is our real WISDOM? So what is ‘wisdom’? Let’s start with a definition: Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom has been regarded as one of four cardinal virtues; and as a virtue, it is a habit or disposition to perform the action with the highest degree of adequacy under any given circumstance. This implies a possession of knowledge or the seeking thereof in order to apply it to the given circumstance. This involves an understanding of people, things, events, situations, and the willingness as well as the ability to apply perception, judgement, and action in keeping with the understanding of what is the optimal course of action.
This statement appears to be a good example of Wisdom!
This statement reinforces the relevance of getting Wisdom and Understanding prior to a decision!
Wisdom is the real goal of philosophy. And those who seek wisdom tend to live longer, enjoy life more deeply, and avoid serious moral, physical, and psychological ‘consequences’ which lead to negative results. Wisdom is when I listen to voices of experience and to those who have learned from their many mistakes in life. Wisdom grows when I think independently about an issue and seek understanding from prior examples (similar situations) from history. Some thinkers with great wisdom might be persons such as Socrates, Plato, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and I could name hundreds more. In my life my mother revealed great ‘wisdom’. I am sure you can add to this list with many additional names and person’s.
Socrates is my favorite philosopher when it comes to reality and wisdom!
Problems come prior to Solutions! This realization leads to Wisdom!
The model of Kingdom Economics is based on seeking WISDOM and then applying WISDOM to everyday situations and problems. A good example is our MONEY issue. History has shown that money (when required) must be based upon some concept of VALUE. This concept, called ‘value’, must be some THING which exists and can be viewed (by most people) as OBJECTIVE. If we go all the way back to our first civilizations (the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and the Egyptians) we start with a MONEY which is based on items with perceived VALUE (such as silver). Wikipedia states: The first metal used as a currency was silver more than 4,000 years ago, when silver ingots were used in trade. During the heyday of the Athenian empire, the city’s silver tetradrachm was the first coin to achieve “international standard” status in Mediterranean trade.
My favorite Founding Father was T.J.
We now have DEBT which can not be repaid within a million years! Is this an example of political WISDOM? Go to: http://www.usdebtclock.org for evidence!
Today, the ‘wisdom’ used by our esteemed elite leaders when it comes to our MONEY is a belief in ‘nothing’ (as our standard of value). Today, we live with ‘faith’ money that is based on the manipulations of our Central Bankers (such as Kuroda, Draghi, Yellen, Carney, etc.) within their private (non-transparent) halls of secrecy and computer manipulations. Money is really based on ‘nothing’ and is ‘created OUT OF NOTHING’. Is this an example of WISDOM? I don’t think so! What we have today are leaders who LACK ‘wisdom’ and they also lack ‘common sense’. Will this mentality lead to progress and prosperity for our nation, world, and our global society? I don’t think so! Where is WISDOM today?
Ben’s prior QE policy (mis-labeled as ‘asset purchases’) is really official Counterfeiting of our currency unit! Does this mindset represent Wisdom? What about the mindset of Draghi, Carney, Kuroda, Ingves, and the many other’s who desire counterfeiting of currency units to maintain the status quo? How does this policy lead to general Prosperity for everyone? Where is the WISDOM?
Yellen says NO to real transparency at the Fed. She claims that her Fed is already audited! But what do the American people understand about this private (secret) entity? Basically, ‘nothing’! So what is the problem with a complete (transparent) AUDIT? Where is the Wisdom today?
Today, we destroy ‘wisdom’ with rules, laws, regulations, policies, decisions, and pure adulterated misrepresentations (also called ‘lies’). Where is this mentality leading going forward? We now need to recognize that our entire phony SYSTEM is so corrupt that it can not help us create a better society. White collar crime is now the biggest problem within our elite establishments. We witness the crimes within our economic system daily. Interest rates are manipulated, banking policies are corrupt, our debt is beyond repayment, wealth disparity is ludicrous, our military destructions are not creating progress, and our leaders ‘lie’ and ‘misrepresent’ reality daily. Why?
Go to: http://www.usdebtclock.org for some Wisdom on our Debt Situation!
My sense is that the people (in general) LACK wisdom and understanding. Our education system has not taught wisdom as a concept which is important. Our science establishment lacks wisdom. Our religious establishment lacks wisdom. Our political leaders lack wisdom. And the general public (with a few exceptions) can not discern who they are, where they are, or what they are! Did I evolve from the ‘slime’ of chemicals? Does my thinking derive from my physical BRAIN? Am I an evolved monkey which evolved from a fish which evolved from Escherichia coli cells which evolved spontaneously from DEAD rocks? This is the understanding of most of our elite educators. We all emerged from basically DEAD rocks (and some millions or billions of ‘years’ prior to today)! These are many of our leaders today (when it comes to their THINKING)!
Did I really descend from a watery beginning to who I am today? Is this the WISDOM of our education system in our Western (enlightened) world? No wonder our entire planet is near total destruction! This vision of reality creates a mindset of hubris! Could there be a BETTER vision of reality?
Did I really evolve from ‘bacteria’ some millions/billions of prior revolutions of our planet (around the Sun)? Keep in mind that ‘time’ is nothing more than units of MOTION within space! Time (in reality) does not actually EXIST!
Is this really how it happened? If the NOW is reality, then this model is pure fantasy/myth!Think!
Kingdom Economics (my model) is NOT based on the above mindset. To me, this mindset is mostly a self-destruct mindset (philosophy) which leads to total destruction of the human race (via policies which are now in motion). I see no other alternative going forward (especially with the ideological issues confronting humanity today). Our leaders have created this self-destruct mindset (which includes the military/war option). This military option leads to total destruction of all people and much of our planet if exercised. We now need NEW thinking based on a NOW reality! Reality is NOW and always NOW! All policies and decisions (not based on NOW realities) lead to deceptions, lies, and fantasies. I discern this mindset of fantasy clearly when I think about our monetary/economic situation. But I also sense this mindset within Science education and Religious education! Enjoy! Think about the reality of NOW (and successive moments of Now) as a better model for thinking going forward! I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.