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One reason why "FREE"​ is a Terrible idea

When I was a little child, I heard that there was a country where everything was free. In this country when you need a car, one will be packed in front of your house on the street. All you need to do is get into the car and drive to your destination, then pack the car for the next user to drive. When the time comes for you to go back home there will always be another car for you to drive back home. The other free things included all you can eat restaurants. We were also made to understand that when you went into the shops you took whatever goods you needed without paying anything.

As a child, I could not off my mind from the cookies and sweets I will consume if I was in such a country. What we were not told was the fact that there is always a cost associated with everything.

It is a political campaign season and we are hearing a lot about free stuff. What we are not being told is how these things are going to be paid for.

It is political campaign season and we are hearing a lot about free stuff. What we are not being told is how these things are going to be paid for.

It seems those promising free education, free health care, free food, free housing, free phones, free everything has forgotten that there is a cost associated with it.

Free is a terrible idea because there is never such a thing as free. It is "free" because somebody paid for it. What is wrong in making a personal profit? Have you factored in the time, energy, and resources invested in production? Let those who want to encourage those who are productive do. There is no harm in encouraging people who are using their skills to provide solutions. Complaining is good, but it is greater to provide solutions. What solutions are you providing? Make 2020 the year you will become a solution provider.

About the Author Dr. Eric Tangumonkem is a geoscientist, author, speaker, coach, professor, and entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa. As a young adult, he migrated to the United States of America. He has a Doctorate degree in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a professor at Missional University, Embry Riddle, and West Hills College.

As President of IEM Approach, a premier personal growth and leadership development company, Dr. Tangumonkem’s mission is to inspire, equip, and motivate people from all walks of life to discover God’s-potential in them live it, and maximize their giftedness. To do this, the growth and development of the body, mind, and spirit MUST be in synergy. He has published several books and resources on personal growth and development and conducts public workshops, coaching, and custom training programs for companies and organizations worldwide.

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