(Proverbs 20:15 KJV) There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Why would “knowledge” (1847) be more important than your bank balance? Short term this might be deniable but the long term should be clear.
When you go to the store the clerk does not ask you to explain where eggs come from in order to buy a dozen. He doesn’t care what you know, just how much money you have. It is different when you are deciding what to buy. It always amuses me when I see a sale and they advertise that if you buy one the second one is free. If I were ignorant I would stock up. Not being ignorant I know that the price they are asking for the first is inflated so much that it would be cheaper to go down the street and buy at their regular price.
So? This is what we mean when we talk about knowing character and not being impressed by the outward show. It is the difference between an antique oak desk and a modern press board creation. What kind of person are you building?