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Money doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt people.
Basically is there any possible way for humanity to evolve to a place beyond looking after the self.
Would a world survive if everyone's best efforts were put to caring/working/providing for others?
originally posted by: InMyShell
a reply to: ExNihiloRed
Thats what I see as the thing to change. When that happens the rest will fall together.
Unfortunately it seems that only a massive event will change the human mindset of greed. People have become part of the machine which enslaves them.
originally posted by: truthseeker84
Well... quite simple really.
You just need to look up Star Trek and there you will find your model of "Our" future.
In the 24th century, in Star Trek, they have eliminated the need for the Monetary System. They have conquered all forms of disease and virus. They have eliminated world hunger completely. Everyone is educated and it's almost an Utopia if you will.
People live much longer and they really have nothing to strive for except to 'Better" themselves through further exploration of space.
Later, when Holo Deck technologies were introduced, I mean... come on... they literally can create their own reality as they see fit...
However, the Barter system still exist though. In my opinion, they just replaced money with other things.
originally posted by: InMyShell
Throughout my research through various discussion boards etc I have continually met the discussion about the corruption that money creates.
It's through these discussions that I have come to conclude that the idea of corruption and greed is inevitable in a monetary based system. Furthermore the reality that we have helped create ensures that even without money, corruption will prevail.
Therefore I would like to discuss the possibilities for a future where the concept of greed and corruption will be void. How would this world function with the idea of supply and demand? Would cash be replaced with another form of bartering?
Basically is there any possible way for humanity to evolve to a place beyond looking after the self. Would a world survive if everyone's best efforts were put to caring/working/providing for others?
originally posted by: WhiteWingedMonolith
While I don't think greed and corruption will ever be void in this world, I think it could be significantly reduced if employment that paid well enough to sustain a single person a nice, spacious, private home, great food, and great health and dental care was viewed as a human right, with the understanding that the employment be chosen by the person themselves...
The concept of how valuable 'caring for' and 'working for' others is needs to be implemented in elementary school. Starting at 1st grade.
The only way they will learn it and value it is if they actually do it and are rewarded for it. That means elementary school should have community service as it's root teaching and be involved in it.
Grades should not be viewed as rewards. A reward system that implements celebrations, trophys and medals should be used as rewards.
A class should be taught to stand as a team with the strong kids learning how to motivate the weak in a positive way and utilize the best skill the weakest kid has to offer to benefit the team so the team is united and successfull.