As a child, my dad often told us that the Japanese were aware of three powers: the power of the sword, the jewel, and the mirror.
The sword symbolizes the power of weapons.
The jewel symbolizes the power of money.
The mirror symbolizes the power of self-knowledge. This self-knowledge. according to Japanese legend, was the most treasured of the three.
Robert T. Kiyosaky
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