Tribal Wisdom

The tribal wisdom of the Native Americans, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that the horse you are riding is dead, the best strategy is to dismount.” However, the United States Government often employs more advanced strategies such as:

1.   Buying a stronger whip.

2.   Changing riders.

3.   Appointing a committee to study the horse.

4.   Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride horses.

5.   Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be more productive.

6.   Reclassifying the dead horse as “living impaired”

7.   Hiring outside contractors to lift the dead horse and move it’s legs.

8.   Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.

9.   Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horses performance.

10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance.

11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.   And the final solution….

13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.


When you discover that you have been “taken for a ride” with bad financial advice, the best strategy is to dismount and take a macro-economic view of what will carry you to where you want to be.

Learn to SEE what the Banker Sees, so that you can begin to EARN what the Banker earns, AND learn how to get back in control of your most valuable asset.


Passed on to me by Jim K. Thanks Jim (Fluent in American Indian languages).

June 11, 2011 · Jennifer · One Comment
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