Day 575 - What is Money Wasn't God
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I had a conversation with a few of my former colleagues when one asked what would you do if money was not an option, like if we didn't need to work for our survival - if our own survival was a guaranteed human right. I answered that I would most likely live on a communal farm, something that I do enjoy - living with other people and working to benefit the immediate surrounds of our lives. They both answered the same which kinda surprised me, because I thought that one of them would have answered, like have a lot of cars or go towards the materialistic route, but no, we all agreed that we would live the farm life, growing our own food and sustaining ourselves. That was my answer then but I would like to add a few details to my answer.
If money was no object, if it didn't dictate our every decision and move within this world I would still decide to live on a communal farm, deciding to live with people of a similar mind set, which, without the stresses of money, I'm sure many would start to see the same way. Without the constant need for an income, where an income was unconditionally provided so that we may live on this Earth such as the animals, fungi, and bacteria do = the live without needing to pay a fee for their existence such as humans do - humans would start to lose the stress within their lives, I'm sure of it, money is a large factor for stress because it limits movement to such a degree that we stress about having enough money to move ourselves within our preferences in/as how we would live. So without the stresses of having money I'm sure many people would relax within themselves, I would within myself, I would no longer worry or fret about having enough money to provide myself with the necessities of life, a car, internet, a shelter, phone etc - because within this time and age even things such as internet have become a necessity for life - it is how the world is able to stay connected at rate which we have not previously seen as humans. So without stress and the ability to truly relax within ourselves we would be able to see beyond our immediate needs and start to consider other's needs, start to consider how we can then expand ourselves within this world and expand the world to be a utopia of sorts.
I would also like to educate myself on various subjects. There is a lot that I do not know that I would like to know how it works, like medicine, the human body, forensics is quite a cool topic, but don't think there would be a need for it if all people in this world had that guaranteed survival, other topics would be psychology, learn how to build properly, and if money was no object I could devote a large portion of my time to studying such topics. I mean I am sure that there would be people that would enjoy sharing their knowledge and information on such topics who are not teachers now, and they would have that opportunity. I mean due to finances of the education system, especially in North America, to put ourselves through school results in severe debt that can make the next years of life quite a struggle, especially if the field that you've studied in has become obsolete or is nor hiring - so with a guaranteed income for life then we could do a lot of research and investigation into how things work and educate ourselves which will then, in turn, create more movement within society as a whole. Consider that everyone has the opportunity to study with a university level education, and if they choose to do so this world be full of ideas in which we can then expand our infrastructure and overall movement of society as a whole.
Also, if money was no subject I would be able to live with my girlfriend without any red tape hassle. Currently money is restricting such a process - any permanent resident application requires the proof that the individual coming into the country will not be a taxation on the nation but a contribution thus money limits such movement of individuals throughout the world and with a living income guaranteed there would be the possibility to move freely throughout the world because instead of welfare, having the government cover the costs of living for the individual, the guaranteed income would cover that cost for itself, thus no taxation on the government or country.
The list can go on and on and on, but I would say that the most pertinent point if money were not god is the releasing of stress on individuals. The release from the struggles of their daily lives which constrict their views and considerations to be only on them = we would all have the opportunity to expand our considerations of other humans, animals, trees, basically the Earth as the whole, thus this point would remove the separation that we believe of ourselves from other humans and from the earth as a whole - because money, at the moment, is constricting our concerns we have separated ourselves from the whole - many people do not consider the Earth as the whole and what a virus our actions have become towards the Earth as a whole and thus we could and would start to consider how to make this life a paradise for all beings that live on it. That is the most important point within money being a guaranteed right rather than a requirement for our survival.
If you think that this is idealist talk then I suggest you investigate http://livingincome.me
and realise that this idealist talk is becoming a possibility and an actuality within this world, all that needs to happen is for more people to realise that we do not need to live with such constrictions in our lives, we can manifest this point within our reality and thus create that paradise that we all do dream of on this Earth.