posted on May, 6 2009 @ 02:30 PM
hehe well number 5 need's to be more far reaching... You HAVE to include BANKERS, CONGRESSMEN and PRESIDENTS in it too! They seem to have the
biggest problem balancing checkbooks.
I agree that we need to totally change the way we think about these things, although personally i am of the opinion that far to large an emphasis is
placed on making people 'manually productive' at a detriment to the health, mindfulness and overall greatness of humanity. On paper it may seem
important to have the largest possible growth and production but in fact this is a nonsense of what we all know to be true in our day to day lives, we
are super complex bio-mechanical machines with highly complex brains living in a ridiculously complex world... We need to take time to understand
ourselves and our place in the world around us, to learn how to use and maintain our bodies, minds and souls.
Too many of the problems in the world are caused by people simply being out of touch with the world, getting caught up in situations and being unable
to think clearly or quiet simply by stupid people. If society is ever going to work then people are going to have to slow down and take some deep
breaths, at the moment it's already like being on a treadmill since the day your born and having to jump through hoops - we need to build a rest area
or an off button so people can catch their breath and take stock of the situation before carrying on.
When you leave school suddenly you have to start running real fast, you need a job to pay for a car then a flat or a house, which means gas electric
and phone bills plus water rates, council tax, your car now needs new tires, an mot, petrol, plus the food shopping and the TV, etc, etc, etc in a
constant loop ad nausium.... If somehow we could create a way that meant it was possible to step back for a bit without it throwing you from the
train - then people would be able to gather themselves together and take control of their lives.
Maybe if instead of paying cash money taxes you could donate your time to a project you're skilled at, enjoy or are at least able to do then the
country would still be able to remain solvent while providing services and people wouldn't be so compelled to spend so much time at work. The
government could (if it were as solvent as say china) pay for people doing such work with coupons, etc which can be redeemed against vital utility
bills, etc -in exchange the government will use the workforce to maintain, build and research the utility infrastructure, so everybody wins (or comes
out even at least)
The people after signing up have a number of hours they must work, for certain skilled jobs maybe they are paid more than an hour per hour but in
general most people work about the same -they then log onto the gov website and book when and where they're going to do their hours that month, maybe
with the ability to do more hours and build up a reserve should u want to go travel or take a few months off (i would work all winter and laze all
summer myself) - this would give people the time to work on their own projects, learn new things and hopefully develop as people.
The basics sorted out people could choose to live cheep or to do some extra work in the private sector to earn money for spending, hopefully the
people having bettered themselves would perform much better at work and the world would run more smoothly...
Of course not everyone could, should or would want to be part of this - many people would work hard in a certain field to pay the cash money tax just
as they do today.