Today this world is ruled by money, and most people take the existence of money for granted. Money is needed for everything from buying groceries and cars to build a new dam and to do space research. Scientists are dependent on money from government and/or investors to do their research. Governments are dependent on money to build schools and roads for their citizens. Citizens are dependent on money to travel and pay taxes and do most things in their lives.
It’s a rat race that no one can win, unless you are the inventor or the inheritor of the inventor of the whole system.
The truth is that we don’t need money. Once upon a time money might have been a measure for how much labor you put in and how valuable something was. If it ever was, it is not any more. Today, banks are basically casinos playing with Monopoly money, and the lenders are the true stakeholders. And money, yes today money is equal to debt. This is how money is created, through debt. The money supply on the planet is steadily increasing, and it is so by banks lending out more and more money. You see, every time a loan is created, so is the money for that loan. The bank doesn’t have the money in the first place. No, the money is created the moment the bank issues the loan and the customer deposits the money on an account. This is not speculation, this is ‘fractional reserve banking’, and is how the money system in the world today functions. If you don’t believe this, Google it.
Money is not a symbol for how much something is worth anymore. Money doesn’t even exist anymore. Money is only zero’s and one’s in computers. 97%, if not more, of all the world’s money today is electronic. Still, paper, coins or electronic. It doesn’t matter. One can not eat any of it. Money is only a thought in the mind of Humanity. And this thought is used to control the masses of this planet. And control it it does. Since most people believe that money is alfa and omega, that money will make them happy, and that money is needed to buy whatever they think they want, and to make this world go round, money IS controlling this world. People are working their asses off to serve the big Monetary System. But the monetary system doesn’t serve them.
We can, actually, make this world go around a whole lot better without money. Money (and ownership) is the biggest hindrance for a sustainable development on this planet. So many good inventions go undeveloped because a big corporation buys the patent, destroys the invention, or simply outcompete in devious ways the new (and often better) invention. If you have ever owned a car, you probably have had it in a shop one or more times. Cars cannot be made to last, nothing can be made to last in this system, because if it does, people will be out of jobs and the whole economy and the whole system will collapse.
Constantly, every day, every hour, every minute and every second, people complain about something in society that doesn’t work, because of the monetary system. Only, people don’t realize that it is the thought of money and profit itself, that is the problem, not whatever they are complaining about.
It is a crazy fucked up system. Insane. Of course, one can try with a more ‘sane’ type of monetary system, where banks cannot play with other peoples money any more and so on, but it will only still be a patchwork on a failing system.
WE DON’T NEED MONEY!
The whole world would function a lot better without money. Stop thinking about your next bill, your next paycheck, your latest investment, your next invoice, your tax report, your insurance, your house, your car, your living expenses. Instead you could start to use your brain to truly contribute to society. And the more you contribute to society, the better everyone will be, including YOU.
You would still have a house. In fact EVERYONE would have a place to live, food, clothing, transportation, medicine, and everything needed for living a good life. No more stress. The ‘overpopulation’ that is talked about so often is a huge hype. This planet can easily care for more than 5 times today’s population, when the resources are properly managed. Unfortunately money makes this very difficult, not to say impossible. Money has proven itself to be the worst carer for the planet’s resources. It has proven itself to be the worst means to supply the population with what everyone needs. It has created more stress, wars, famine (yes, famine is economically induced, not environmentally), corruption, instability, pollution and crime than anything else in the history of humanity.
I must say, though, that of course it is not money itself that is the true and real problem. Money, as any other thing in on this planet can be used for both good and bad. It is the love for money that is the problem. It is the thoughts that there is not enough, that we have to hoard, that we are not equal, that we have to compete, that we can actually own something (we can’t), that if we share we get less and that we have to earn a living that are the foundation for the whole Monetary System. These are the thoughts that created money in the first place, and actually make this system work. If we ever woke up to this awareness, there would be no Monetary System, no wars, no famine, no poor……and no money.
The truth is that this planet have an abundance of resources, food, land, air and water. And that when we realize that it will be much easier for everyone to simply share whatever we have. When we simply do what we like and want to do based on the awareness that we are ONE planet and ONE people we will automatically give to each other like we today give to a family member.
A world without money is not only possible, it is much easier for every one. It creates life, joy and celebration. It makes it possible for us to truly collaborate to make this world a better place, for real.
A resource based economy, a gift economy, a spiritual economy and a moneyless society is a humane world where the population has awakened and understands that when it shares, EVERYONE gets more.