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The Drunk and His Lamppost

In the words of sportscaster Vin Scully,

“Statistics get used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.”

Or as my pastor Pete Briscoe reminds us as we seek to understand the heart and mind of God by reading  His Word, TheEF-drunk-lamppost Bible, “Words taken out of context are a pretext for a prooftext.” Meaning, if you don’t understand the cultural and environmental context and reality in which the words were delivered, you will focus on the narrow definition of the words themselves and miss the Truth and wisdom God intends.

Whether it is statistics in sports or words from the Bible, all the  data, facts, stats, words, definitions, knowledge that is now instantly accessible to everyone via the power of internet can be very misleading if one does not recognize that the internet is mostly a fancy and more widespread version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. If you do not seek to gain wisdom, insight, the Truth of the data, then you are simply a drunk leaning against a pole.

As such, when I state that “Money is not Math. Money is human behavior,” it is to remind people that you can have all knowledge but no wisdom. You can win a game a Trivial Pursuit but implicit in the name is the true result of using facts and data without a context for understanding their use, their application, their “why,”= it is “trivial” and amounts to no tangible gain. 

And isn’t that what we really want? Don’t we want data and stats and facts and knowledge that moves us forward? Don’t we want information that helps us improve and increase our happiness, our health, our wealth our overall sense of purpose and joy? 

If you are someone who wants MORE and you are ready to not just gain the knowledge but to understand the application, the wisdom, the HOW TO, please reach out and let’s walk through the First Step of my “Four Steps to Financial Freedom” process. The “fee” is an hour of your time and I will even buy the coffee! 

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