Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
Originally posted by nightbringr
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
Untrue. Money used as a currency (preferably backed by a real commodity such as gold), allows MUCH greater efficiency in the marketplace.
Imagine if a business had to pay its employees in food, clothing, or other commodities (beaver pelts). Where would they store these all? Perhaps it would be easier to give out food stamps to redeem at a central location, but then in a sense would those stamps not be "money"?
It creates a logistical nightmare in todays day and age. If you want to go back to the days of trading, fine. Just dont expect to live any kind of life comparable to what we currently have. Many people would say they want that, but when they have to give up their Starbucks, BMWs, and big screen TVs, they would think twice.
What is life about?
Food and energy supply is primary, that is what we should keep running.
The rest can do what their highest excitement is. Just share, live and create in peace
You need nothing to live happy.
If you want to use currency, you know you create inequality. Billionaires and homeless people.
Life is only about experience. Today in this money based world, everybody runs in the circle of paying bills after bills. That is occupation of our mindedit on 15-6-2011 by TribeOfManyColours because: (no reason given)
Dont get me wrong, i agree with you completely.
Once we have a roof over our heads, reliable food supply and protection from the elements, everything else is gravy. People seems to think that big cars and toys make up happy, but really its family, friends and good company that does.
I just dont think people are ready as a whole to do as you describe. But perhaps it would be for the best. I still think money isnt itself the root of all evil, its what people decide to do with it that is.
I work for money. But i dont go into debt. I save for anything and everything before i buy it, the one regretful exception was my house. I bought a modest fixer-upper and have almost paid it off in 10 years. Interest will kill you! Avoid it where you can, and dont fall into the consumer more and bigger is better mindset, and money isnt in itself a bad thing.
edit on 15-6-2011 by nightbringr because: (no reason given)