THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH
BY WALLACE D. WATTLES
This part will conclude our series on Wattles.
CHAPTER 16 - Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations
MANY people will scoff [jeer] at the idea that there is an exact science of getting rich; holding the impression that the supply of wealth is limited [The hallmark of classical economics is scarcity, which is why the subject earned the nickname as “the dismal science.”], they will insist that social and governmental institutions must be changed before even any considerable number of people can acquire a competence.
But this is not true.
Obviously we agree with this. There is no Political Solution. We live with governments, arbitrary rules having nothing to do with natural law; protecting the rights of life, liberty and property, and THEIR taxation because we use THEIR money. Our proposal is that more and more people would build the proposed infrastructure of the proposal (we will getting into significant detail in future episodes) use the Valun for everything that does not require “public” money and limit the use of THEIR money to pay taxes and everything that must be paid in THEIR money.
It is true that existing governments keep the masses in poverty, but this is because the masses do not think and act in the Certain Way.
As opposed to the Uncertain Way which is how the vast majority of people out there have been taught and are led to accept as sufficient, when it never was and on purpose never will be.
If the masses [No! The people, we are neither cattle nor insects thank-you! You see how usage of this was even back in Wattles' time. It's a bad habit that deserves to be discarded.] begin to move forward as suggested in this book, neither governments nor industrial systems can check them; all systems must be modified to accommodate the forward movement.
What would we say on this blog accomplishes that forward movement? It's your WILL. By your WILL, you get up in the morning and if you have a job, you go to work, if not, you perhaps try to find work, if not that, perhaps you take care of things for someone else for “barter” when in fact had you been able to earn money, you would have been splitting barter because indeed BARTER NEVER WENT AWAY. IT IS STILL THE BASIS OF ALL EXCHANGES INCLUDING THOSE INVOLVING MONEY, ANY MONEY!
Pardon the yelling but barter never went away. I had to cut straight through all the confounded bullshit on this issue to get to the next point. If by your WILL you exercise your natural abilities to speech, press, assembly, belief system, etc. they by golly that certainly includes your ability to have a contract with someone else involving barter now, doesn't it? We call the right to issue money in exchange for goods or services your FIAT; an act of your WILL that is your natural right! Understood?
You can't ignore the potential of this proposal. It is not being presented to you as if it would require nothing from you as bitcoin or any of THEIR cryptocurrencies would. THEIR money all has one thing in common; none of it was issued by you or even anyone you know. We'll briefly describe that too in a future post, because most people don't understand something simple that has been deliberately made complicated to CONFUSE and CONCEAL the key facts concerning THEIR system. Suffice it to say that we regard all THEIR paper debt based money as STOLEN FIAT money, not just FIAT money, with the automatic implication that it is that reason which makes it illegitimate. It's illegitimate in that governments get right of first purchase. It's illegitimate in that government doesn't tax back all it spends and limits its borrowing and attempts to live within its means. It's illegitimate in that it represents STOLEN FIAT that actually belongs ONLY to the natural person (a legal term excluding all artificial “bodies” or corporations from consideration.)
If the people have the Advancing Mind, have the Faith that they can become rich, and move forward with the fixed purpose to become rich, nothing can possibly keep them in poverty.
Individuals may enter upon the Certain Way at any time, and under any government, and make themselves rich; and when any considerable number of individuals do so under any government, they will cause the system to be so modified as to open the way for others.
Here is an elemental understanding of the Certain Way as it applies to this blog, it's specific definitions of words, it's specific structures of concepts, etc. The Certain Way involves work, which is the time out of all the rest of your life to earn money. If you can't get paid for work in the usual “public” currency, you must consider being paid in other currencies. We'll be outlining the benefits of our proposal over all others in a forthcoming post. But after all, if you intend on getting rich and acquiring certain tools, skills, experiences, whatever it takes to get there; then you would have to consider Valuns as well.
The more men who get rich on the competitive plane, the worse for others; the more who get rich on the creative plane, the better for others.
There is nothing in our proposal that decides anything concerning scarcities or any of that. Because all rents for borrowing money are paid from money that already exists, up front, the mathematical anomaly created by usury is eliminated. No one may ever lend money they do not have. That eliminates fractional reserve lending. That finance will likely be of far smaller scale, far more redundant and locally competitive as regards rates, it is likely that prices will remain more constant over time. We have also said, and we mean it, that inflation in THEIR system is caused by unbacked money floating around. Riegel recognized this as money allowed back into the fiscal cycle that had not been taxed back by the government. He described it as watered down purchasing power. It's actually much worse than that in that enormous sums are paid for things by governments which eventually turn out to be frauds. Nothing like that is ever possible or allowed in a Valun exchange system
Since your money on account in any proposed local Valun exchange will always be yours and is never pledged as collateral on any loan, then there is no need for deposit insurance of any kind! Not only will your money be yours and only yours, it will also be an inheritable asset that as part of the contracts involved in your account, you assign to whoever you want within the Valun exchaneg network (VEN).
The economic salvation of the masses [There he goes again] can only be accomplished by getting a large number of people to practice the scientific method set down in this book, and become rich. These will show others the way, and inspire them with a desire for real life, with the faith that it can be attained, and with the purpose to attain it.
I really don't know much about THEIR globalist, satanist culture. I know enough not to participate in it or patronize it. Some groups of people out there have been terribly treated by THESE people and THEIR agendas. Who was it that made THEM gods? Experts on the affairs of people no matter how lowly? We have many places around the world that bear testimony to what I'm referencing here; the abject failure of globalist schemes to do anything well except kill lots of people and destroy a lot of infrastructure and resources. This proposal is intended to help any indigent and distinguishable group of people to achieve independence, prosperity and wealth based on what each group decides to do for themselves, not based on some agreements involving foreign governments, foreign banks and foreign money.
For the present, however, it is enough to know that neither the government under which you live nor the capitalistic or competitive system of industry can keep you from getting rich. When you enter upon the creative plane of thought you will rise above all these things and become a citizen of another kingdom.
But remember that your thought must be held upon the creative plane; you are never for an instant to be betrayed into regarding the supply as limited, or into acting on the moral level of competition. Whenever you do fall into old ways of thought, correct yourself instantly; for when you are in the competitive mind, you have lost the cooperation of the Mind of the Whole.
The same goes for this proposal. Every bit of it.
Do not spend any time in planning as to how you will meet possible emergencies in the future, except as the necessary policies may affect your actions today. You are concerned with doing today' work in a perfectly successful manner, and not with emergencies which may arise tomorrow; you can attend to them as they come. Do not concern yourself with questions as to how you shall surmount obstacles which may loom upon your business horizon, unless you can see plainly that your course must be altered today in order to avoid them. No matter how tremendous an obstruction may appear at a distance, you will find that if you go on in the Certain Way it will disappear as you approach it, or that a way over, though, or around it will appear.
So one thing I can tell you; I will NEVER be dissuaded from believing that individual freedom is absolutely necessary to everyone. I will never accept that this proposal does not assert the urgent need to enable more people to become fundamentally better, live better, longer healthier and richer. That is the goal of this blog's monetary proposal, the eventual elimination of poverty and war.
No possible combination of circumstances can defeat a man or woman who is proceeding to get rich along strictly scientific lines. No man or woman who obeys the law can fail to get rich, any more than one can multiply two by two and fail to get four.
Give no anxious thought to possible disasters, obstacles, panics, or unfavorable combinations of circumstances; it is time enough to meet such things when they present themselves before you in the immediate present, and you will find that every difficulty carries with it the wherewithal for its overcoming.
I don't worry about how the computer software to accomplish the accounting heart of the transaction clearing functions required will get written and accepted so as to be able to run on laptops (that's all we'd need) and pass data along using thumb drives. I don't worry about the paper that we'll use for our V-Checks or the ink required to create V-Checks that will pass through a washing machine. I just know the value of the anonymous transaction freedom that cash makes possible and I am content as Riegel was that mere paper tokens are sufficient to represent our money.
Guard your speech. Never speak of yourself, your affairs, or of anything else in a discouraged or discouraging way.
I've wanted the opportunity to say this as I had to confront and learn about it myself. You might feel bad, grumpy, anxious, crabby, whiny, critical, flippant, temperamental or just plain weird. It doesn't matter. No one else wants or needs to hear about it! Get over yourself! Wattles told you to practice the habit of expansiveness, of gratitude, of honesty, integrity and most of all knowing what you really want and making it happen. So even if you have failed before,
Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility.
NEVER! In the same spirit, the proposed Valun system WILL work and work so well when people get used to it that eventually it will supplant all other monetary systems, by intention and design!
Never speak of the times as being hard, or of business conditions as being doubtful.
Times may be hard and business doubtful for those who are on the competitive plane, but they can never be so for you; you can create what you want, and you are above fear.
We had expressions around here that are like, “So you're afraid? So what? We're all afraid. Do it anyway!”
When others are having hard times and poor business, you will find your greatest opportunities.
Train yourself to think of and to look upon the world as a something which is Becoming, which is growing; and to regard seeming evil as being only that which is undeveloped.
(One could see how this kind of sentimentality got wrapped up with various forms of whimsical and euphemistic egalitarianism – and yes, this was a slight jeer at THEM and THEIR thoughtless followers. Shame on you for allowing yourselves to be so easily used and taken in. You are admonished to humble out, remember that everyone has value according to their innate wealth and WILL and practice gratitude for any truly great and authentic reason you may be given to become rich.)
Always speak in terms of advancement; to do otherwise is to deny your faith, and to deny your faith is to lose it.
We propose this attitude as crucial no matter who you are or what group you may be in. The optimistic attitude that looks forward to abundance and riches is certainly more likely to get there than one practicing the “what's the use” or “woe is me” outlooks on life.
Never allow yourself to feel disappointed. [Or at least not for very long] You may expect to have a certain thing at a certain time, and not get it at that time; and this will appear to you like failure. But if you hold to your faith you will find that the failure is only apparent.
Go on in the Certain Way, and if you do not receive that thing, you will receive something so much better that you will see that the seeming failure was really a great success.
As you acquire and apply the Certain Way to your understanding of things, you will actually find that circumstances change to favor your progress; things you need to do certain things suddenly become available at reasonable prices, etc. for you to continue.
A student of this science had set his mind on making a certain business combination which seemed to him at the time to be very desirable, and he worked for some, weeks to bring it about. When the crucial time came, the thing failed in a perfectly inexplicable way; it was as if some unseen influence had been working secretly against him. He was not disappointed; on the contrary, he thanked God that his desire had been overruled, and went steadily on with a grateful mind. In a few weeks an opportunity so much better came his way that he would not have made the first deal on any account; and he saw that a Mind which knew more than he knew had prevented him from losing the greater good by entangling himself with the lesser.
Wattles is saying the same thing I did.
That is the way every seeming failure will work out for you, if you keep your faith, hold to your purpose, have gratitude, and do, every day, all that can be done that day, doing each separate act in a successful manner. When you make a failure, it is because you have not asked for enough; keep on, and a larger thing then you were seeking will certainly come to you. Remember this. You will not fail because you lack the necessary talent to do what you wish to do. If you go on as I have directed, you will develop all the talent that is necessary to the doing of your work.
What is your work? What the Germans call die Werke and hold in the highest esteem? For one thing it is most certainly the TIME out of the rest of your life for which you work toward the eventual reward of being paid for your efforts, production or services. If you already have a job, you apply the underlined above to your present situation until your own competence rises to the attention of those who can give you better opportunities.
It is not within the scope of this book to deal with the science of cultivating talent; but it is as certain and simple as the process of getting rich.
However, do not hesitate or waver for fear that when you come to any certain place you will fail for lack of ability; keep right on, and when you come to that place, the ability will be furnished to you. The same source of Ability which enabled the untaught Lincoln to do the greatest work in government ever accomplished by a single man is open to you; you may draw upon all the mind there is for wisdom to use in meeting the responsibilities which are laid upon you. Go on in full faith.
Don't know about Lincoln as an example, but there are many instances of this; people who have faced many terrible failures and obstacles in life but who nevertheless managed to succeed, because they never lost faith, held their purpose, had gratitude, etc. It's the Certain Way that always works.
Study this book. Make it your constant companion until you have mastered all the ideas contained in it. While you are getting firmly established in this faith [and it is too, the faith to TRUST yourself!], you will do well to give up most recreations and pleasure; and to stay away from places where ideas conflicting with these are advanced in lectures or sermons. Do not read pessimistic or conflicting literature, or get into arguments upon the matter. Do very little reading, outside of the writers mentioned in the Preface. Spend most of your leisure time in contemplating your vision, and in cultivating gratitude, and in reading this book. It contains all you need to know of the science of getting rich; and you will find all the essentials summed up in the following chapter.
CHAPTER 17 - Summary of the Science of Getting Rich
THERE is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
In order to do this, man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind; otherwise he cannot be in harmony with the Formless Intelligence, which is always creative and never competitive in spirit.
Man may come into full harmony with the Formless Substance by entertaining a lively and sincere gratitude for the blessings it bestows upon him. Gratitude unifies the mind of man with the intelligence of Substance, so that man' s thoughts are received by the Formless. Man can remain upon the creative plane only by uniting himself with the Formless Intelligence through a deep and continuous feeling of gratitude.
Man must form a clear and definite mental image of the things he wishes to have, to do, or to become; and he must hold this mental image in his thoughts, while being deeply grateful to the Supreme that all his desires are granted to him. The man who wishes to get rich must spend his leisure hours in contemplating his Vision, and in earnest thanksgiving that the reality is being given to him. Too much stress cannot be laid on the importance of frequent contemplation of the mental image, coupled with unwavering faith and devout gratitude. This is the process by which the impression is given to the Formless, and the creative forces set in motion.
The creative energy works through the established channels of natural growth, and of the industrial and social order. All that is included in his mental image will surely be brought to the man who follows the instructions given above, and whose faith does not waver. What he wants will come to him through the ways of established trade and commerce.
We are not advocating some magical utopia, some village where everyone is contented and well looked after (The Prisoner), none of that. This proposal was always just a proposal for a machine, a social machine, a monetary machine, that would be available to be used along the ways of established trade and commerce as long as these are not criminal or devise to extract or remove from anybody property that does not originally belong to them through some guile.
In order to receive his own when it shall come to him, man must be active; and this activity can only consist in more than filling his present place. He must keep in mind the Purpose to get rich through the realization of his mental image. And he must do, every day, all that can be done that day, taking care to do each act in a successful manner. He must give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life; and he must so hold the Advancing Thought that the impression of increase will be communicated to all with whom he comes in contact.
Become an advancing presence rather than a retracting one. Project activity rather than sloth. Understood?
The men and women who practice the foregoing instructions will certainly get rich; and the riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.
It is left to us to re-read this as much as we need to, in order to form our vision and move forward and become, if it is our desire, very rich. Best.