posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Perhaps you would not build anything... but if things cost nothing more than the resources they consume, what would be stopping you? If you wanted a
10 room house why not? (other than its greedy and unsustainable and resource intensive to clean, maintain, heat/cool etc) They used to have community
barn raisings... it would be no different than that. Nobody paid for someone to build their stuff.
When you were young, didn't you want to be something? I think we are so entrenched in the idea of money that people can't think outside the box
anymore. You've fallen into that education system thing of, you know what you've been told. Critical thinking and common sense tell me we would
survive just fine without money. Why can't everyone else see it? The problem is, everyone needs to stop using money at the same time, and just
continue living life like they do now.
For instance, I currently own a lawnmower. I use to about 20 hours per year. Yet, each of my neighbors each have a lawnmower as well. What a waste of
resources. Why doesn't a community share lawnmowers? Or perhaps, someone would like to mow lawns for a job. This just doesn't make sense to me to
have a mower sitting in my shed for 20 hours per year of use.
If I didn't have to pay to replace it when it broke or got old, I'd be letting whoever needed a mower to use it whenever they wanted because I know
if i need one, I know where to get one... or borrow one of my neighbors.
Vehicles are the same things. I have a pickup truck but I work in an office. I have a pickup truck because I like to build projects and need to pick
up lumber and such. It is a fantastic utility vehicle that sits in a parking lot 90% of the time. What a waste of resources. If vehicles were shared,
you'd use what you needed. Just walk into the parking lot and pick a car and go home. Free public transit... free flights... free free free... it is