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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Life in Wonderland: waiting on the world to change

I recently had a conversation with some friends and Allan about money and success.  Alot of people in the world view success as having the means, or money, to take care of all your needs and wants.  Well what if money was taken out of the picture?  Would you choose a different path?  How would you spend your time?  If all your needs and wants were taken care of with out money how would you judge success?  When these questions are asked it always goes back to "but the world isn't that way."  Yes, right now the world revolves around money, even though most people don't understand where money comes from.  It took me a while to realize that our money wasn't backed by gold anymore.  Such a small percentage of the population holds the world's wealth, in terms of money.  The majority of the world is struggling to survive.  

One day the world will change.  I believe that one day everyone in the world will have all their needs and wants covered in a resource based economy.  The world's resources will be managed and distributed fairly in the future.  There will be more educators, doctors, and scientists because basic and higher education will be available to all at no price.  Putting a price on education is putting a price on the future.  Everyone will get the healthcare they need with out having to struggle to pay for it.  Every one will be volunteers to make society and the world a better place for the future generations.  There will be no foreclosures,  no bail outs, and no poverty.  This to me, is the only way humanity can truly thrive.

I understand that at this moment I need money to survive, but I refuse to judge my success on it.  I don't want to wait for the world to change.  I want to be a part of the change.  In the more near future I'd like to build a home that will be powered by solar energy.  I want to plant vegetables I can share with my family and neighbors.  I'd like to own a small business.  I don't want to get rich, but I'll still need money to pay for property taxes and healthcare and for the food I can't produce on my own.  I'd like to open a non-profit alternative after school program that gives kids a creative outlet.  A place where art and music can be nurtured at no cost to struggling parents.  At the end of each day I want to relax with my loved ones, in the home that can't be foreclosed, and know that even though I don't have all the finer things I am making a difference.


  1. My husband is a teacher and he asks his student's what they want to be when they grow up. The student's often answer that they don't really know as long as it makes them a lot of money. It is so sad what our society has ingrained into our children.
    I know things will eventually change for the better and I can't wait for the day when our world is a resource based economy and we are not slaves to the selective few anymore.

  2. That was beautifully put! I value relationships,nature and animals...the things that are not man made so much more than material items. The world's got it all wrong...especially in North America..its to materialistic and commercial and we are not feeding our souls enough..its too much about more this, more that, consume more. I definitely want to stand up against that I ADORE your idea about the after school program for kids...that would do so many children a wonder of good. I wish I had that when I was young..hehe.
    Take Care...:0)


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