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MARCUS GARVEY on Being More Successful, In Demand & Removed from Ignorance

15 July 2011 One Comment

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Here’s Marcus Garvey re-iterating what I’ve been trying to tell people for YEARS with programs like Recommended Scrolls and Mind-Elevation Radio. I figured him breaking it down validates it at a deeper level. Check this:

Use Every Spare Minute:

Use every spare minute you have in reading. If you’re going on a journey that would take you an hour, carry something with you to read for that hour until you have reached the place. If you are sitting down waiting for somebody, have something in your pocket to read until the person comes.

Do not waste time. Any time you think you have to waste put it in reading something. Carry with you a small pocket dictionary and study words whilst waiting or travelling, or a small pocket volume on some particular subject. Read through at least one book every week separate and distinct from your newspapers and journals.

It will mean that at the end of one year you will have read fifty-two different subjects. After five years you will have read over two hundred and fifty books.

Remove Yourself from Ignorance:

marcus garveyYou may be considered then a well read man or a well read woman and there will be a great difference between you and the person who has not read one book. You will be considered intelligent and the other person be considered ignorant. You and that person therefore will be living in two different worlds; one the world of ignorance and the other the world of intelligence.

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent….

If you know what others do not know, they will want to hear you. You will then become invaluable in your community and to your country, because men and women will want to hear you and see you everywhere…” ~ Marcus Garvey

It’s from something he put together called, “How to Read” and you can catch the full version here, or click here to check out some “Recommended Scrolls” (suggested reading).


One Comment »

  • Sepia Prince said:

    The philosophies and opinions of Marcus Mosiah Garvey transcends time and space. In this 21st century, we can no longer subscribe to the notion “ignorance is bliss”. No, ignorance keeps on ignorant and kills your ability to reason. As a wise man named Bryan Ogilvie says “reading FUNDS the mental”. :-)

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