Wealth is a Product of Man’s Mind

If “it’s not about the girl, it’s about YOU” is one of the most profound ideas I have ever come across in my understanding of male/female relationships, “wealth is a product of man’s mind” is the corollary in business/entrepreneurship.

Since the day I heard this statement, which wasn’t that long ago, money has been 100x more abundant. Which is a term I am a bit queasy about because it is typically spouted off by mystics and irrationalists, but never the less, money has been flying at me since I heard this quote and grasped it’s meaning.

It’s meaning being that man’s mind is the source of all good in the world. “Wealth” as we know it is an expression and logical, subsequent offshoot of this.

In another sense, a la The Fountainhead, “man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress”.


So, wealth is a product of man’s mind, but how exactly does this translate into more fiat dollars in your pocket?

Easy: making this metaphysical connection strongly encourages you to think harder and smarter. It reveals that wealth cannot be created any other way — and that any wealth obtained by means of a “shortcut” is actually and inevitably destructive (shortcut in quotations because this is not meant to attack effectiveness or efficiency).

  • Real wealth in a man’s pocket is confidence in his mind.
  • False wealth in a man’s pocket is a dangerous accident waiting to happen.

This is why people who win the lottery experience astronomically high levels of bankruptcy, drug abuse, divorce, suicide, etc.

Because there are no contradictions in reality. And if you obtain wealth you have not earned, it will destroy you to the degree you have not earned it.

Nothing else is even possible.


Wealth being a product of man’s mind also dictates that it be maintained by man’s mind — it’s source. This is why when government — a monopoly on force — get’s involved in a private industry, the industry deteriorates to the degree government has gotten involved.

If completely, the industry will collapse, either entirely, or so close that is is merely propped up by the leviathan force of government — meaning wealth obtained by the force and threat of a gun.

Such as, personal income tax, “legal tender laws”, etc.

The United States post office is a perfect example of a government monopoly that would have gone bankrupt long ago without wealth obtained by force being injected into it.

And The 21 Convention videos are a perfect example of a sum of wealth — of knowledge — that require maintenance. Without the frequent tweaking and fine tuning of my mind, they would gradually lose prominence and visibility/viralbility.

This is in part why the speeches from the Ancestral Health Summit will never be viewed very much, and will be forgotten relatively quickly.

Where as T21C videos are timeless or “evergreen”. They are timeless because of me and my mind. At least in large part. I am for example, not creating the raw material building blocks.

The speakers are. My involvement in the construction is limited as well. I am not the building contractor.

I am an architect =).

— Anthony Dream Johnson

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

5 Responses to Wealth is a Product of Man’s Mind

  1. Hugo September 5, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Love your blog. I too am a Libertarian who will be voting for Ron Paul in the coming election (if he makes it past the primaries).

    You’ve posted on your blog how you’ve taken on Doug McDuff’s “Body by Science” workout routine to great effect.

    I want to try some of those exercises, but I can’t tell by your videos how long you take to do one rep of a given exercise. Could you explain that?


    • ben sima September 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

      *when he makes it past the primaries.

      For body by science workouts, most people (including me) use a cadence of 5 seconds up, 5 seconds down for one rep. Works for me, but as long as you’re moving in a slow and controlled fashion, the rep speed doesn’t matter too much. If you haven’t you should read Body by Science. Or this paper is pretty good by James Steele II:


    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

      What Ben said, including the Ron Paul correction =).

  2. Hugo September 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I stand corrected, when he makes it past the primaries. I apologize. I didn’t mean to sound like I was a doubter. He will make it past and he will win.

    Thanks for the clarification. How many reps do you do or do you go until the muscle can’t handle it anymore and move on to the next exercise?

    I do have the book, unfortunately, I have a bit of a backlog of other books to go through first, but I will read it. Just wanted to a get a jump on the process.


    • ben sima September 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

      I shoot for 6-12 reps. Thats about 1:00 to 2:00 Time Under Load (TUL). In that time fram try to hit complete muscular failure. If you go over, increase the weight; if under, decrease the weight. Good luck.

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