Some people might say: “Why are you guys so obsessed with the money thing?”
It’s simple. Money is the common denominator between all of us. How could we not be obsessed with how it affects us all?
Most people’s lives are spent wondering how much they can get, or how they can stay afloat in a world that has been proven to be cruel, as it crushes the masses who cannot afford the simple pleasures in life.
We are not like the recent Occupy movement, asking for our “fair share” of the wealth. We are not asking for better jobs, better pay, better working conditions. (See “The Occupy Movement” post).
We are asking that we do away with the money system altogether.
Isn’t interesting that as human beings, we have actually created the money system that now controls us? Think about it. If you have a problem with the way the world works, you can ultimately only blame yourself.
Sounds pretty harsh, eh? Well, every time you succumb to the fear that you cannot literally LIVE without making money, you are adding power to the very beast that you want to get rid of.
Try an experiment, if you dare. Try to go a day without using any money. Don’t buy anything, don’t sell anything. Heck, don’t even accept (for one day) the $157.00 that your cousin Brian owes you for the car he’s been making payments on since 2003. Don’t even touch money for one day.
Hmmm…can we say “addiction”? Many of us are used to seeing homeless on the streets, asking for spare change, and we have the nerve to say to ourselves: “those poor addicts, they really need to clean up the mess they have made of their lives by using drugs.”
Are we any different, if we cannot go a single day without using/touching money? Do we feel it brings us some unspoken comfort or security? I think deep down, it does. And you know what, that’s the same reason people use all types of drugs. If we can see that that might be unhealthy, can we apply the same criticism to our addiction to money?