Q: If someone in a store undercharges you without realizing it, is it best to own up, or thank the universe for delivering more abundance?
A: If someone undercharges you and you notice it, pay them the right amount, especially if you agreed upon the price. If the assistant gives you more change than you're entitled to and you notice it, then it?s only honorable and decent to give that money back. I think it's very important to be honorable, correct, and honest in your dealings with people. Then again, if you're walking down the street and find $1,000 on the ground and it doesn't belong to anybody in particular, then it's yours.
Q: In the eyes of the universe, is it dishonorable not to pay back money you owe?
A: In the universality of Spirit, there is no high or low, good or bad, honest or dishonest. However, in one's own personal morality, there has to be. So, if you borrow money from people, you are entitled to pay it back, especially if you have consumed it personally. If you lose money that you borrowed for a business venture and all parties agreed to the risk, then you don't have to pay it back. If you borrow $5,000 from a group of people who are offering capital to start a fruit store and the store falters, well, that's just a commercial risk. It depends on the terms and conditions under which you have taken the money in the first place.
Q:Do you think there will ever come a time when world economies collapse and paper money is worthless?
A: Yes, definitely, in fact, it's actually happening as we speak, because the paper money of the major trading nations is decreasing in value with every year that passes. The total amount of government debt is rising, with America leading the way. So, there will be a time when paper tender will become worthless and a new paper currency will be created. Of course, at that point you will need to be in gold or assets if you don't want to lose everything.
Q: What do you feel are the most sound investments to make in the coming years?
A: I've become very confused as to what a sound investment is. I've been watching the stock markets climb into the stratosphere and beyond any expectations that I had. I'm not keen on stocks and shares anymore because, although they keep rising, they have to fall eventually. I think sound investments will be small real estate holdings with a few acres of land in rural areas that are nice and safe and a long way from urban cities. That's my idea of a sound investment. In the past I've never been keen on real estate, but I've changed my mind now.
About The Author
Author and lecturer Stuart Wilde is one of the real characters of the self-help, human potential movement. His style is humorous, controversial, poignant, and transformational. He has written 11 books, including those that make up the very successful Taos Quintet, which are considered classics in their genre. They are: Affirmations, The Force, Miracles, The Quickening, and The Trick to Money Is Having Some. Stuart's books have been translated into 12 languages.