After applying some simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches, a new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success. Here it goes.
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 simple 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:
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)|
From equation (6), we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done. What THIS MEANS is:
|W = M x K||(7)|
From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0. What THIS MEANS is:
Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.