Society, as we know it, has almost always been based on a capitalistic foundation. Money is at the center of it all. It is interesting to me that the most paramount aspect of our society is man made. It’s not natural at all. Man created currency as a way to control other men, and somehow it’s become the central operating agent of society.
This is mind boggling. I would have hoped for something more natural and God given, as opposed to an arbitrary value we put on a piece of paper or metal.
Don’t get me wrong, I do believe we can use capitalism and money to do good in the world, but that’s only because the world revolves around these elements. It’s a choice we make, to use this system for good.
All throughout history we can cite countless times when money, or lack there of, has caused serious devastation, corruption and death. Over thousands of years, man has built and fostered a society that revolves around a monetary system. It’s a system that intrinsically incorporates divisionism and fosters greed.
Have you ever wondered if maybe we built the wrong system? Think about it. The most prominent system in our world was built by humans in order to control other humans. And it’s carried out by arbitrarily giving value to a piece of paper or metal. This is what makes the world go round. Seems odd.
I’m fully aware that this sounds naïve and idealistic, but what if we had a system based on love instead? One where we valued life more than money? What if your frequency of kindness was the center of the value system?
To be honest, it’s almost unfathomable. How far have we gone down the road of selfishness, greed and dominance over others? Are we capable of operating within a new system? Are we capable of dissolving the one we’ve got?
If you put ten people on an island with nothing, I do believe it’s only a matter of time before someone assumes power and creates a monetary system that allows them to rule the rest. It just happens over and over because of man’s compulsion for power over others.
Money is necessary only because of our innate compulsion for power and control. Money is a produce of our selfishness. Yes, we can use it for good, but more in the same way that you can use a gun to protect someone.
I don’t have a solution or realistic alternative. This is just an observation along a continued journey to contribute to an egalitarian society.
With that in mind, the only thing a person can do is consistently value life over money. Stop doing things only for money. Stop thinking about the money and start thinking about your contribution to society. Stop valuing money over relationships.
Yes, I’m aware of how idealistic this (and most of my other philosophies) sound. But I will always stand by my belief that “we must be the change we want to see”, and we must exemplify love in all we do. It’s the only way.