posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
At this point, I am relatively certain the first step is a redefining of how we culturally view greed and competition.
There is no way to eliminate them from our culture (at least for now, who knows what the future holds). However, these things can be satisfied much
more thoroughly by practicing different methods.
Greed is generally the pursuit of increasing ones own quality of life to the greatest extent possible. As a society, we see that the only way to do
this is at the expense of others. There is another option though.. and that is giving the tools of advancement to all who would use them.
While this would take away the proprietary nature of many things, it would also increase the quality of life for everyone living within such a
society. When you have more capable minds working on any one endeavor or advancement, it raises the chances for success and innovation significantly
higher than keeping it "in house."
Competition is also viewed in the same way, where in one wins at any cost. But its not really any cost, more specifically we attempt to
"win" by making the other person "lose." Seems straightforward and without exception. However, if you have ever played on a team in any regard,
you can see that there is actually another form of competition; constructive competition. You compete to make yourself, and your team mates, better
at whatever you are doing. In the end, all parties involved are able to reach higher skill levels and the team benefits. This type of interaction is
not generally viewed as viable, and some do not even view it as competition.
All that said, the only way for this to even enter into the psyche of society as a whole, there will have to be examples. Someone else will have to
take the risk, which usually will mean that nobody will..
But, I suspect that there are some in very high positions that are capable of understanding this reasoning. Instead of focusing on increasing ones
quality of life through fiat investment, it is better to increase ones own quality of life through investment into things, activities, and people who
have a real world value. In this, ones bank account will only be meaningful insofar as the society stays strong. In the latter, ones quality of life
is increased regardless of the value of the currency since it focuses in investing into REAL things rather than funny money.
As far as the thread topic goes.. Humans, for the most part, are simply not worthy of such an intervention. We have to save ourselves from our own
hell that we have all taken part in creating.