“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
This is not a series for the weak minded or fearful as we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that we are not exploited, not ignored and used as pawns by powerful people. Our education (formal and informal) is our most powerful weapon to equalize our opportunities for success (on our own terms).
In The Art of War, Sun Tzu wrote that "It’s more important to outthink your enemy than outfight him."
In this series we are sharpening our skills of inquiry and we are harnessing our resources to do everything in our power to outthink our enemy (which is ignorance, exploitation, etc., used by other people to take advantage of us).
Quote from Alice Walker: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
Our minds are nimble, we are eager to learn and we understand that we do have power. The power to think, analyze, strategize and execute our plans!
A few years ago I gave a keynote speech (great one by the way!) and afterwards a man in the audience snarled at me, "I bet when you go home at night, you kick your dog!" I interpreted his point to be that I was a fraud with my uplifting motivational keynote speech and that he knew that behind closed doors I was really bitter and violent. He believed that the emperor had no clothes and he was going to expose me as a fraud to everyone.
It was interesting as I also have [...]