People who have a clear understanding of themselves enjoy more successful careers and better lives—they’ve developed an intuitive understanding of what matters to them, what they want to accomplish, how they behave, and how others see them.

Self-aware people possess seven distinct types of insight that unaware people don’t. They understand their values (the principles that guide them), passions (what they love to do), aspirations (what they want to experience and achieve), fit (the environment they require to be happy, energized, and engaged), patterns (consistent ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving), reactions […]

After the discovery of printing, it was only a matter of time until the governments began to “counterfeit” or to issue paper money as a substitute for gold or silver.

Originally the paper was redeemable or supposedly redeemable in those metals, but eventually it was cutoff from gold so that the currency unit, the dollar, pound, mark, etc. became names for independent tickets or notes issued by government rather than units of weight of gold or silver. Murray Rothbard, The Case Against the Fed