I hate misleading titles and I really hope that many of you will see it the same way.
The answer is as old as we are and its so obvious that many forget.
So first, we have to begin at the very start. We have to look at life itself. What seperated us from animals and brought us to our current
civilisation. Its how our body is build (tools like fingers, our brain and so on) and the ability to use it to archieve something. This is know as
Yes, animals also have skills but we all know what I´m on to.
It´s the uniquest but at the same time the universalst thing, you will ever posses in your life. Its infact the oldest currency if you
like to say so.
You exchange your skills, energy and time for money every day at work.
Then you spend the money for food, wich in turn, is a exchange for energy.
Its simply as that. In a world where # has hit the fan, and everything is in chaos, you better know how to build, grow, get your needs or you will
have to exchange something for it.
You can stock on gold, food, animals and other things to trade but these are material things. They can change their value anytime or rotten
away/die/get stolen/break. Of course they are essential, too, but skills will last forever if you learned something and did it for a time.
You can grow your food or work for something to exchange it for food, if you have the skillset for it.
If the only thing you can offer to trade is material things, you will regret it because at some point somebody will deny a deal because he doesnt need
your what ever and you will, eventually, end up dead.
If you buy an apple, from a farmer, you pay at least the energy and time the farmer needed to bring the apple to your table. You do not pay for the
sun or the water, the nutrients in the earth that made the apple grow.
If you buy a wooden chair, you do not pay for growing the wood, you pay for the time and energy the builder spend to bring the wood in shape. He wants
something in return to cover his energy and time spend to cover his hunger and other needs. In this case additionaly you pay for the skill.
Think about it
Thanks for your time.
edit on 1-4-2012 by verschickter because: (no reason given)