This is a ‘pingback’ to an ongoing posting at the Desteni forum with regards to basic questions asked and given perspective for with regards to the points annotated as the title of this blog which I suggest you read before continuing here to have the basic background to see where there rest of this post stems from: Give&Take, Ownership, Possessions in an Equal Money System–
Here I share some further points to consider based on what we’ve now gotten to cross-reference with ourselves in our reality and how such points would change within an Equal Money System.
It’s similar to a point wherein someone asked me (through a YouTube comment in one of the Equal Money System videos) about being able to get/ own/ have 5 cars wherein I pointed out that we can only drive one car at a time therefore creating an evidence on how the accumulation of cars have become a ‘symbol of power’ in society – this single idea of ‘having up to 5 cars’ comes from the capitalist brainwashing that is extensively promoted and nowadays propagated through the ‘rich and famous’ that accumulate all types of rarities and cars and houses that can only exist if there is enough slaves they can pay for to keep everything in place and functioning.
So, it will be interesting to see how the usual consumerist quirks that have been adopted as part of ‘our preferences’ are debunked once we realize that we didn’t actually NEED the item, but indulged into the accumulation, variety or worth-placed on such item/product/object as a mental value system which we’ve embedded to virtually everything – even sometimes to people – in separation of ourselves. That’s the infamous monetizing of reality wherein if we look in common sense, having 5 cars for a single person is a plain act of excess – yet I know people that do own such amount of cars and have made of cars ‘their passion’ but such ‘passion’ can only exist as long as they are able to profit such amounts of money to keep their hobby in place. Someone that is barely making money for a living won’t think of getting more than 1 car and only if that’s utterly necessary and doesn’t affect the rest of their most immediate needs to cover.
The point of ‘meeting your needs’ is actually very cool to emphasize because within that, we’ll be able to draw the line to see how much do we buy out of sheer ‘compulsion’ or actual necessity. This is one of the points that I’ve placed in action within walking this process wherein I’ve simplified my expenses as I have simplified my ‘lifestyle’ to begin with. All forms of personality build-ups require money, all addictions and any other ‘entertainment’ that I might seldom indulge in whereas others ‘need to have it’ every single weekend or so – all eventually money related just as anything else in this reality. And the point to look at is what’s behind it all. I went to buy fruit, people were watching a soccer match in the store, people go to the store to buy beer because ‘there is a soccer match’. So even if it seems as some type of ‘healthy entertainment’, the single ‘enjoyment’ of such match is mostly inherently related to alcohol consumption, buying of food or certain junk food I mean, there are many products associated with one single point of entertainment such as watching a soccer game on a saturday night, probably more than what we can even consider. That is not an actual ‘need’ but part of the accepted entertainment that is just as anything currently profit driven and sold well as people ‘need to get distracted’ after spending an entire week ‘making a living’. So it all compensates itself when the money they earn is spent on such pleasures wherein it all goes back to the same ‘masters’ that plan this entire system to work to the T for their own benefit. This is HOW we are responsible for ‘corporate greed’ as well.
What we will face eventually as we go into a transitional phase is the re-assessment of ‘what we are built of’ – what do we buy, why do we buy it, what value/worth is such product adding up to ‘who I am’ – does buying/owning such thing define me in any way? Can I live without it? These are literal questions that I’ve asked myself whenever finding something and going into the compulsory state of ‘wanting to buy it’ – I tend to accumulate stuff and I realize this is out of fear – or creating a ‘stock’ which I call ‘being prepared/cautious’ – sometimes it is so I don’t have to go buying milk all the time and sometimes it’s out of creating a sense of security around having more than 2 items of the basic meals I usually eat. Now this is only talking about basic-needs like food. If we go into all the items we buy for our pleasure/entertainment or sheer compulsive shopping-treats we’ll get to face the reality of the worth/value as the why we buy what we buy and how we’ve defined ourselves accordingly.
Possessing creates a form of security in our current system. We can hear how people are gleeful whenever they manage to ‘finally own their house’ – if they ever get to do so. So far it’s been quite a long time since I’ve heard people getting to own their house nowadays unless it was inherited or bought in the ‘old bonanza days’ in this world. I also got to know brutal stories of people losing their homes to banks after great devaluations took place in this country in 1994 after having their mortgage doubled up from overnight. Insane, and such person that was my mother’s best friend eventually got cancer and died, consumed by the constant worry about their elusive debt that grew exponentially fast.
So, possessing a house, a car or anything won’t mean ‘securing your life’ as your life will simply be able to be granted with a house to live in, a car if you need it and virtually ending this constant worry about ‘finally owning something’ for the sake of being able to sleep at ease at night.
Clarifying the bartering point is also cool as we can see how it is within the ‘I.O.U’s that money came to be within generating these relationships of give/take that weren’t unconditional. Eventually in bartering someone will decide that a kilo of potatoes ‘deserves’ two kilos of bananas for whatever reasons they might give and within that, creating further inequality between products which is an equivalent of profit making in the long wrong = inequality; whereas if everything is worked for to be produced and placed as equally available, we’ll dissolve such current differences that are outflows of speculation that comes from the ‘claws’ of the system that decide on the worth of certain foods in the ‘food market’ for the sake of creating some profit for them.
A basic example here is how avocados went up in price here in a crazy manner like never before and they explained me how it was because ‘the cream of the crop’ of avocados was sent out to the US and there were barely non ‘good stuff’ left here, so due to the infamous offer-demand law, the demand was such that couldn’t be fulfilled hence prices went up to the point wherein I would pay for one single avocado what could’ve been good for 3-4 avocados before. YET common sense is that there is a monopoly behind this that has made of ‘avocados’ a product of desire to be fulfilled in a certain way that the rest of the markets are absorbed to fulfill such need. As a parallel point, someone that owns an avocado tree in their parcel won’t experience any ‘change’ in the growth of avocados and, as a result of them being out of the market-circuit, they’ll simply have no correlation to the current rising up of avocados in prices in our usual markets – the tree is the tree and it ‘knows’ no economics which is an equivalent of fancy laws that are created to benefit only a few.
As a final example someone asked the other day in one of my videos on how things would be given – meaning if there was John and Paul wanting to have a car yet John didn’t work at all and remained under an apple tree all day while Paul worked all day, how would ‘that’ be equal? Yet the basic point that I asked is why would John want a car if he was planning to remain under an apple tree all day? These type of questions mostly reveal to what extent we are not willing to give to another what we want for ourselves, and how even if John decides to stay underneath the tree, if he requires a car and has been a human being that’s worked for the system and shows no other signs of greed, then cool for him getting a car, why not?
Working won’t be ‘our key to the world’ anymore in the sense of only being able to have access to our basic requirements if we have a job and If we have enough money to meet our needs. Within this, work will also become part of our expression and process of discovery of what the human being will be able to be/become once there is no worry to have food on the table or a place to stay in the next day.
By living in a world where giving and taking in equality is available for all, the inherent greed that comes through fear of loss will cease to exist as no ‘scarcity’ will be in place – we know how scarcity is part of the tactics to promote compulsive acquisition of goods as there is an ‘impending fear’ of such item/product not being there anymore next time or ‘going extinct’ or rising up in price for whatever reason those that ‘name-the-game’ would decide for. This is hooked then with trends and any seasonal human quirks such as Christmas time when everybody is out there shopping their pockets till they’re dry.
Lol how can we take anything as ‘true value’ in this current system if we’ve monetized all, even ‘love’ or ‘happiness’ or whatever anyone would consider to be ‘out of the loop’ from such value system.
Everything has been ‘tainted’ within this current system and, because it’s our creation, we’ve got to take self responsibility for it. We cannot possibly continue wanting to ‘own the world’ for the sake of feeling superior, feeling more, feeling ‘valued’, feeling ‘loved’ even – there is a LOT that we’ve created as an idea of ourselves disregarding the very physicality that has tolerated our mental bs value systems for so long now.
We’ve got to stop within ourselves, we’ve got to realize that a simplification of our own lives is required to then be aware of what will actually entail to take self responsibility for our very basic needs and services to be met/fulfilled once that there are no more ‘slaves’ to pay for to do the work for us, once that we are not able to ‘own’ for the sake of creating a certain profile within the credit-system required to be able to obtain ‘more’ as such surplus of money was only debt anyways. Within this, all egos will eventually be deflated like balloons that lose their hot air – which is money as it currently exists. This is part of what we’ve realized and shared here as part of our process in seeing how money affects ‘who we are’ and how we experience ourselves differently when ‘we have more than enough’, when ‘we don’t have any’ or ‘when we are on the verge of losing it all’ – and many other interim states of course.
So – money as the added power on the human will cease to exist and this giving and taking will remain as the exchange that we have as our physical breathing- in-out/ giving and taking without being able to ‘accumulate breaths for the sake of living more’ or out of ‘fear of survival’ lol – if we take the basic principle of breathing as ‘Life’ as I am Here, we’ll be able to understand how any form of ‘power’ beyond each breath is a delusion that has only filled some greedy men’s pockets and how giving and taking should be as fearless and as ‘natural’ as breathing.
Lots of changes ahead for us, glad to have it this way because we cannot possibly continue as we currently are now.
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