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Irrationality and ignorance are …

Posted on January 16, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (6)

Irrationality and ignorance are indirectly linked to one another in that they are both capable of blocking out reason. You can’t reason with an irrational person, because he lacks the intellect necessary to be rational. You can’t reason with an ignorant person, because he lacks the knowledge necessary to understand what you’re talking about. By […]

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The most meaningful results …

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

The most meaningful results come from focusing on the crux of the issue — the point or points upon which success or failure rests. Resist the temptation to get sidetracked by peripheral issues that cannot yield a payoff, no matter what their outcome.

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It’s hard enough to avoid …

Posted on January 2, 2015 by Robert Ringer No Comments

It’s hard enough to avoid spreading yourself too thin just keeping up with the things you absolutely have to do and really want to do without committing to an excess of marginal projects in a hopeless effort to accommodate everyone. Don’t be so much to everyone else that you become nothing to yourself. The only […]

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There’s nothing more frustrating …

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (6)

There’s nothing more frustrating than doing a great job for someone and walking away empty-handed. Always keep in mind that your efforts are only a means to an end — GETTING PAID. Your main focus should be on the precise — repeat, PRECISE — method by which funds will be transferred from someone else’s bank […]

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As Arjuna said to Krishna …

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (3)

As Arjuna said to Krishna, “The mind is restless, turbulent, powerful, and obstinate. It is as difficult to control as the wind.” Few disciplines are more difficult for modern man than silencing his noise machine. It’s a machine that continuously floods the mind with thoughts of guilt, anger, the latest injustices one has suffered, and […]

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Alert the media …

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Alert the media: Self-interest is neither good nor bad. It is simply a human trait. The entrepreneur acts in his own self-interest by producing goods and services that other people want, which he hopes will increase his own wealth and well-being. As a natural offshoot of this process, he also creates jobs. But it’s important […]

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The nature of life is …

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

The nature of life is cyclical. All the great civilizations of history have had beginnings and ends. The empires of Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Rome have come and gone. But life relentlessly transcends revolution and collapse and continues on, because the resiliency of human beings is boundless. Thus, those who possess ambition, […]

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In 1928, a dollar bill bore the …

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

In 1928, a dollar bill bore the following inscription: “The United States of America will pay to the bearer on demand one dollar. Redeemable in gold on demand at the United States Treasury.” By 1963, the inscription on the dollar bill had been changed to read: “This note is legal tender for all debts public […]

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“The price of individual liberty,” said …

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

“The price of individual liberty,” said Rose Wilder Lane, “is individual responsibility and insecurity. … When common men were slaves and serfs, they obeyed and they were fed, but they died by thousands in plagues and famines. Free men paid for their freedom by leaving that false and illusory security.” The only way that you, […]

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If you are serious about …

Posted on December 7, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

If you are serious about wanting to prevent tragedies like Ferguson and Staten Island over the long term, think about this … Young people today, particularly at major universities, are being sold a one-way ticket down the road to serfdom. Few educators dare tell them the truth — that the key to a robust society, […]

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