>> After applying simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches a new >> understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success. >> >> Here it goes. >> >> Knowledge is Power >> Time is Money >> >> and as every engineer knows, >> >> Power is Work over Time. >> >> So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of >> wisdom, we get: >> >> K = P (1) >> T = M (2) >> P = W/T (3) >> >> Now, do a few substitutions: >> >> Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields: >> >> K = W/T (4) >> >> Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields: >> >> K = W/M (5). >> >> Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get: >> >> Knowledge equals Work over Money. >> >> What this means is that: >> >> 1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and >> 2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make. >> >> Solving for Money, we get: >> >> M = W/K (6) >> Money equals Work Over Knowledge. >> >> >> From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge >> approaches 0, regardless of the Work done. >> >> What THIS MEANS is: >> >> The More you Make, the Less you Know.. >> >> Now solving for Work, we get >> >> W = M K (7) >> Work equals Money times Knowledge >> >> >> From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge >> approaches 0. >> >> WHAT THIS MEANS IS: >> >> The filthy rich do little or no work. >> >> Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is >> left as an exercise for the reader.