Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA

Posted: 2020-08-13

“NO THOUGHT, whether it be negative or positive, CAN 
ENTER THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITHOUT THE AID OF THE 
PRINCIPLE OF AUTO-SUGGESTION, with the exception of 
thoughts picked up from the ether. Stated differently, 
all sense impressions which are perceived through the 
five senses, are stopped by the CONSCIOUS thinking 
mind, and may be either passed on to the subconscious 
mind, or rejected, at will. The conscious faculty 
serves, therefore, as an outer-guard to the approach of 
the subconscious.

Nature has so built man that he has ABSOLUTE CONTROL 
over the material which reaches his subconscious mind, 
through his five senses, although this is not meant to 
be construed as a statement that man always EXERCISES 
this control. In the great majority of instances, he 
does NOT exercise it, which explains why so many people 
go through life in poverty.

Recall what has been said about the subconscious mind 
resembling a fertile garden spot, in which weeds will 
grow in abundance, if the seeds of more desirable crops 
are not sown therein.

AUTOSUGGESTION is the agency of control through which 
an individual may voluntarily feed his subconscious 
mind on thoughts of a creative nature, or, by neglect, 
permit thoughts of a destructive nature to find their 
way into this rich garden of the mind.” ~ Napoleon Hill

There has always been a battle between what we want to 
think about ourselves and what society wants us to 
think about ourselves. Now, “society” is not 
necessarily the majority, but is usually the noisiest 
and chattiest among us.

In the Digital Age, the best example is the social 
medium known as Twitter. You must have “thick skin” to 
post your opinions on Twitter (and, unfortunately, a 
flexible attitude about your chosen employment and 
career).

Some folks receive a barrage of replies whenever they 
Tweet. Many of these are generated automatically by 
bots”, robot software which Tweet replies from special 
accounts created for just that purpose.

Years ago we taught how to use bots to automate 
following, un-following and replying on our Avertising 
Skills Calls.

A perfect example is Donald Trump. Whenever his account 
Tweets, a flood of replies quickly follow. You can 
easily spot the bots by their account names and their 
replies. Their replies are generic, having no relevance 
to the original tweet and they are often in the form of 
a meme

A meme is a still or animated image, usually with 
superimposed text. Trump enjoys these. Sometimes he 
re-tweets some of the funnier ones.

Memes are the Digital Age’s version of political 
satire
. Until recently, most satire appeared in the 
form of comics on newspaper or magazine editorial 
pages.

Centuries ago, the common medium was rhymed verse. Some 
of these were so enduring, although the monarchs 
satirized are long forgotten, the verse is repeated 
today - known as nursery rhymes. Two perfect examples 
are Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill.

Anyway, united people are formidable - as America was 
after Pearl Harbor and 9-11. Those who seek to conquer 
us must first divide us  - by class, ethnicity, 
religion, gender, sexual preference, or whatever.

Some groups are taught to be victims - under-classes 
with little hope to succeed merely because of who their 
parents were or where they were raised. Others are 
taught to feel guilty because of their “privilege”.

Class envy devolves onto class greed. Acceptance and 
equal treatment are never enough. The agitators teach to 
demand preference. 

A perfect example is the LGBTQ community. (Notice there 
is no “S” in that alphabet soup.) One of the platform 
planks of the Marxist group BLM is the abolition of 
something called “hetero-normalcy”. They aim to have 
straight people feel guilty and ashamed for being 
straight.

Individuals have the CHOICE to accept what “society” 
wants them to believe, or to create their own reality.

A little girl was born in Mississippi to an unwed 
teenage mother. The mother traveled north to work as a 
housemaid, and the girl was raised by her grandmother 
in rural poverty. The grandmother was so poor the girl 
wore dresses made from potato sacks.

At age 6, the girl moved to an inner-city neighborhood 
in Wisconsin with her mother. During her childhood, the 
girl was molested by her cousin, an uncle and a family 
friend.

To escape abuse, the girl ran away from home at age 13. 
A year later she became pregnant, but her premature son 
died shortly after birth.

Today, the girl is the same age I am.

Her name is Oprah Gail Winfrey.

Your Friend Servant, 

Ken Klemm - Florida, USA

P.S. “You have to know what sparks the light in you so 
that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” ~ 
Oprah Winfrey