Second Wednesday, second whiny post about how the world fails. Or something along those lines.
It’s not the economy by itself that’s a bad thing, but rather how people deal with it.
At the moment it’s doing… not all that good. Everyone spends less, so everyone earns less, and the government decides to stop giving money to all kinds of things that actually need the money. A downward spiral? Yeah, sort of.
Thing is, greed is in human nature. What we’re doing now is just strengthening it by worsening everyone’s situation. But we’re not doing it now. We’ve done it ever since we started asking something in return for a good deed or nice necklace.
This next part is going to sound a bit silly and idealistic, but bear with me.
What if everyone just dropped all their money, threw it all away, and gave away their services and goods for free?
Yes, the baker would be out of bread in no time. But hey, he can get the ingredients he needs for free, so he has no limit on how much bread he can make!
There’s so many holes in this idealistic world, but if everyone could get along then maybe, just maybe it would stand a chance?
It’d be the perfect world: you go about doing your daily routine, and nothing else to worry about. If the baker dies, his son just takes over. Simple as that. This means you would literally be working for a living, instead of working to “survive”.
People in Africa could get sent free food and stuff they need to build decent cities and whatnot. They don’t have any money to pay for it, but that’s not needed. Everyone living good lives, everyone happy!
a bit quite unrealistic, sure, but it would be nice, wouldn’t it?
But yeah, like I said, the economy, money, it all makes people greedy. Greedy enough to kidnap the president’s daughter and ask for a gazillion dollars ransom. Are their minds corrupted by themselves, or has society pushed them to do that? A bit of both, I guess. Especially when you can’t really survive if you don’t have any money.
But I’m starting to ramble, and going slightly outside of the scope of this post, so I’ll quit it about now.