Would You Rather Dig For Food?
While it would be nice, not having to worry about money, we’d also be without most of the stuff we have now.
There’s a lot of popular writers and philosophers that say without money we could simply barter for what we wanted, but the cold harsh truth of economics tells a different story.
To begin with, all creatures must work to get food. The idea that some animals just kind of lounge around all day, and find food whenever they need it, isn’t entirely accurate.
Most animals both eat and are eaten. Most animals live in a significantly decreased population. And most animals know nothing other than survival instincts. Fear, hunger, pleasure.
The reason money exists in the first place is because so many people are capable of making so many different things, that it’s impossible to simply trade what you’ve got for what you want.
Money is really a potential energy. A potential energy for ANYTHING you can do.
Whatever your contribution to the global economy, that which you put in, you get back money.
With which you can buy anything you’d like (legally, of course!)
The harsh truth is that most people have jobs they most certainly WOULDN’T go to if they weren’t getting paid.
Sure, it’s a nice thought to think that doctors would still be doctors, police would still be police, teachers would still be teachers, but in reality, if they stopped getting paid, most of them would stop working.
Is this wrong? No. Is this bad? No. Is this evil? No.
This is simply how humans interact on Earth. All doing what they can, getting paid, and buying what they want.
Without money, the whole system would collapse.
If you want more money, all you’ve got to do is figure out how to contribute more. Add to your skills. Interact with a wider diversity of people. Expose yourself to different ideas.
The vast amount of fortunes took lifetimes to build. But building your fortune is why you were put here.
Because in building your fortune, you necessarily must figure out what people want, and figure out the best way to provide it.
If EVERYBODY on earth was busily figuring out how to best build their fortune (instead of stealing it or gaming the system in their favor) we’d all be better off.
No matter who you are, or what your experience is, you are in the perfect place to start.
Because there’s no where to go but up.