Last year we announced our new mission to strengthen America with three easy steps: wise up, suit up, and speak up.
Our first content related to this mission was an interview with Gentri, the best dressed music group on the planet. Check out more about their custom made suits on a related Vlog episode.
Today, we're breaking off a chunk of that interview to highlight a portion of our missions: Wise Up.
Wisdom is the quality of having common sense, good judgement, and experience.
Wisdom is different then knowledge. My favorite way to illustrate this is the saying, "knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
In other words, it doesn't matter how smart you are if your actions don't result in success for you or those around you.
We, as a society, continue to get smarter and smarter while at the same time, it seems, we're becoming more and more unwise.
Take, for instance, the principles that made America the most powerful and good nation in the world. You'd think that the smarter we get, the more we'd understand the importance of American values like hard work, equal opportunity, free market, service, freedom of speech, the sanctity of life, and others.
"Wise Up" is our call to learn the principles of building successful lives, families, communities, and nations.
Over the next months and years we'll be meeting with people who are wise, well dressed, and ambitious for good. We'll ask them their thoughts on wising up and hope to gain a little wisdom ourselves.
Such was the case with Gentri. Check out what they think it means to wise up.