Kiyosaki sets up a big divide between his "poor dad" (a schoolteacher) and his
"rich dad" (a friend's investment-minded father). Even though the rich dad has
little education, Kiyosaki benefits more from his knowledge than the
"prepositions and gerunds" important to his father.
Well, prepositions and gerunds are important to me, too. Perhaps more important than the pursuit of money. Is that crazy?
One might say we are the typical "poor dad" family. Even though this blog (and a lot of my daily routine) focuses on making the most of our money, we still put a higher value on intangibles than we do on our financial statement.
Entrepreneurship, debt, and high-risk investments scare me; the prospect threatens the security and stability of the family life we've worked so hard to create. At the same time, I admit that a well-rounded education would be more complete with confidence in one's innate money-making ability.
In our family, we actively cultivate problem-solving and creativity. It's just translating that emphasis to the marketplace that stymies me.