December 24, 2011 in Finance
Our current economy is based on scarcity.
The more we have, the less the value it. The less we have, the more the value it
Basic economics teaches this as if it were scientific fact.
Is a human being worth less today than she was a thousand years ago because more people populate the world?
Is a tree worth more today because there are less trees on Earth?
Intrinsically, it seems to me that the value of each person, the value of each tree is the same. Some people are good listeners. Others are skilled speakers. Some trees are good for shade. Others produce tasty fruit.
All are valuable. One is not necessarily more valuable than another because of a specific ability. All are a necessary part of the whole.
Perceived value changes at any moment depending upon need. When we look closely, we see that value is arbitrary. It is not based on science. It is based on opinion, on perspective.
Our world has attempted to use scarcity as the formula for determining value. This is arbitrary too. It is not based on science. It is based on opinion, on perspective.
What happens if we change our opinion? What happens if we change our perspective?
What happens if we use abundance as a basis for determining value?
How would this require us to think differently?
Imagine there is enough of everything you need to do whatever you Desire. There is enough money. There are enough people. There are enough resources.
How would that change your priorities?
Do you see why I’ve been writing about this for the past two weeks?
This isn’t about ending the Federal Reserve, taking down the New World Order, or eliminating the one percent. Granted, all of these things may happen.
However, the bigger story is what happens when we realize there is enough gold for each person to experience the benefits in a personal tangible manner.
I believe this will allow us to get along with one another on this planet without destroying it.
I believe we will see there is enough and that scarcity has been marketed to us to justify high prices.
I believe this will give us the capability of living in a way that allows us to solve challenges rather than perpetuate them.
If we eliminate the absence of resources as the excuse for not solving problems, what excuses remain?
The only one I see is the lack of Desire to have peace.
Well, it is the winter holidays. This is the time for peace. What if we agreed to extend that peaceful attitude past the holidays this year?
What if we looked within and felt peace? What if we looked without and saw enough?
I think world peace could be established.
Maintaining it would require a system that doesn’t hoard the world’s wealth. It would require a system to fairly distribute the resources so that all can benefit.
Is this possible?
It could be. In fact, I’ve been watching things develop over the past few days and we may be on the verge of something quite remarkable.
I’ll write about that in tomorrow’s Christmas Day article.