I am reading another book by Robert Kiyosaki.  (I am a big fan of his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.)

Fake, his latest book, exposes the underbelly of the government’s financial shenanigans, and the ridiculousness of the government school system.

Warning.  The following may be too much for those who persist in cheering for school, public or private.

This is from chapter 9, How to Catch a Lot of Fish.

“The primary reason most people are not rich is because they went to school.”

He goes on.  Here are the reasons:

Reason #1:  In school students are taught that mistakes make you stupid.

In real life, making mistakes makes you richer.  God designed humans to learn from their mistakes.

Reason #2:  In school, students take tests on their own.  Asking for help is cheating.

In real life, business and investing are team sports.

Reason #3: In school, good grades mean you are smart.

In real life, my banker has never asked for my report card.  My banker does not care what school I went to or what my GPA was.  In real life, my banker wants to see my financial statement.


Me again.  I am still working my way through the book.  I will let you guys know what I think when I am done.

At this point, if you haven’t read it, I would recommend Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  I haven’t decided yet if I will recommend Fake.

I can say this, though.  He is right about school.

Growing up, I didn’t go to school.  I was homeschooled, or perhaps even unschooled.  Then I went to college (four year delay of game) and became a teacher.  I was in the classroom (low security prison) for over twenty years.

If you can get out of school, get out.  Read Robert Kiyosaki’s books (probably available for free at your local library) and do what he says.  You will get a much better education.