Imagine for just a moment that one day, there was no such thing as money.
The borders of the world were dropped, and governments ceased to be.
Imagine if all of humanity were to suddenly band together in recognition that we are all the same race.
The idea of money, full time jobs, government, police, tax etc is a false construct, dreamed up by a handful of men millenia ago and kept running to this day, due to basic animalistic desires to be the Alpha of the pack. Or as close as, anyway.
If I ruled the world on this day, I would reach out to the doctors, nurses, builders, sewage workers, farmers etc, the real essential people and ask them for just one year, keep doing what you are doing for just one year. Unpaid.
Everyone, despite a lack of money would be given the ability to have access to what they needed to live… a house, food, medical care and clean water.
In that year, I would ask everyone to really search themselves for what truly fascinates them, be it architecture, human biology, geology, acting, farming, anything. Introvert or extrovert, the only thing I would ask is that you do what you are drawn to. If you want to number crunch in a quiet office on a space research programme, you should be able to do it. If you like building and working with your hands, you should be able to learn all the different techniques used to build, and be able to join in projects just because you enjoy it.
Imagine if a farm owner was able to say “Guys! I’m really short on hands and don’t think I’ll be able to make the food supply for my portion of the town, if I don’t get help we’ll all starve.” And people would go and help the farmer, purely out of concern for our fellow humans wellbeing.
Think of all the wonderful trained nurses out there who love what they do but can’t get to do it because there’s no “paid” openings, and the ironic shortages of nurses on ward because they can’t afford to take them on. Well, imagine if they did it without pay anyway, because they knew that they didn’t need to work to eat or keep a house. They just do it out of the knowledge that there’s sick people who need their help, and they can’t bear the thought of someone dying who could have been saved.
Then there’s the actor, who loves seeing joy on an audiences faces, and loves to make people laugh. They can shout out online, “Hey! I really fancy doing this play, anyone else interested? Is there any tailors out there that can help with costumes? And does anyone have a venue I can use too?” And they get what they need, because the tailors love making beautiful and elaborate garments, and the theatre owners love their beautiful buildings and love seeing them come to life, and don’t need to worry about paying for what they need.
Not something that will bring you fame, fortune, power, sex… these are again, false constructs drawing on the human being’s animalistic instincts, and used to keep us working for THEM. Keep “alpha” status just out of reach so that they will keep slaving till they get it, or not as the case may be. When you take away useless instinct, a human is ready to evolve to the next level.
This is what our journey on this planet has been about, to go past being a mechanical animal and reach true consciousness, after many incarnations finally reaching the current sentient level where we can appreciate love, art, beauty and nature. You started your journey as a single cell. Through death and rebirth, you were a fish, a frog, an insect, a rat, a cat, a dog, a tiger… each time you died, you aspired upwards. The rabbit, in post life limbo, sees the fox that killed him as invincible because the other rabbits are terrified of him. He thinks, to a degree, gosh, wouldn’t life be so simple if I were a fox.
So he chooses to be born as a fox.
The reincarnated fox ends his life in the jaws of a hound, and thinks, gosh, wouldn’t it be great to be a dog, noone could hurt me then!
So he becomes a dog.
The reincarnated dog spends his life in servitude of the human master, eating when he is allowed, following orders. When he dies, he thinks, gosh, wouldn’t it be great to be a human, I get to eat when I want, poop when I want, go outside when I want…
So he comes back as a human.
A shop worker, to be exact, on minimum wage, and pines over a beautiful woman he can never have, because she looks for a rich partner. He slaves his entire life and thinks in his post life limbo, gosh, wouldn’t it be great to be a lawyer or something! I’d have so much money, I can have a beautiful wife.
So he comes back as the son of a rich family who can put him through law school, and ends up with a white picket fence house, a pretty wife, two kids, and a car, and spends most of his time in an office, waiting desperately for 6pm to come so he could go home to a wife that nags him, and kids who perpetually have their hands out for money. And he thinks, gosh, I wish I was a millionaires son or something…..
And on, and on, and on.
Always looking for that something else, always forgetting why they chose that incarnation in the first place. One day, perhaps, you will look at the truly happy, the spiritually enlightened, and think, gosh, I was I was that guy, he’s not bothered by sex, or money, or anything like that! He’s so happy!
And just maybe you will reincarnate into a family who will send you off to join a Buddhist monastery. Or something like that, anyway.
But, if that is the end result, then why can’t we just ask ourselves, why am I seeking all these things?
Animal instinct. The search to climb a social hierarchy, or at least maintain one’s place within it.
Eliminate the search for Alpha status, and a human is down to true curiosity. Don’t get me wrong, sex is great, I love it. However, it’s no longer a deciding factor in my life choices. Money and being able to afford cool stuff is great, however, unless you’re into race car driving for fun, the only reason you’re gonna want a ferarri is to impress that girl.
As for sex… wouldn’t it be nice if we just treated it like a fun and enjoyable thing, and weren’t bothered if one man or woman wasn’t interested because there is, as they say, plenty more fish in the sea?
Take away the threat of disease and unwanted pregnancy, and what does it become? I really think we put far too much emphasis on it.
This whole thing sounds nice, huh? But you might be thinking, “Shit, but that would depend on other humans not being assholes!”
Guess what? They’re probably thinking the same goddamn thing about you! How many times have you found yourself grudging or being wary of strangers, just because you didn’t know them? YOU ARE ALL WORRYING ABOUT THE SAME BLOODY THING!
How nice would it be to meet a stranger on the road and see a new friend or acquaintance rather than a potential threat?
No money or otherwise blocks to what you need means that you will not be tempted to use another human to gain these things.
Deny a man nothing, and greed dissappears.
Goodnight, and Namaste.