If you had all the money in world ….what would you do with it?
I would spend the rest of my life helping as many people as I possibly could. Burning it is a terrible idea, that helps no one, and also that would lead to the collapse of the global economy, as well as the collapse of almost everything, we are talking about total chaos. Giving it away isnt that great either, how do you determine who gets what, and what is fair.
@cantbe123, Seriously? How can you say a man-made, non-natural, inked-up piece of paper is part of human nature? First off, how do you even know what human nature is? Or does anyone? If I had anything to say about (and if biology), human nature is whatever their environment is.
Money does not create resources. The resources will ALWAYS be there…I don’t see how people don’t see this. Money actually depletes the resources because some asshole wants to drill another 1000 feet to get more money, which is essentially nothing and worthless if you think about it. BUT, if we had an economy based off of the earth, the resources, then the cycle of life would continue and we would use what we can, not what we want with our retarded fucking magic paper.
Think outside the box people, in fact, build another one with a roof on top and opened doors; this current one is starting to burn.
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I’d shove it down the throats of the most delusional people who think they can change people with money. :)
And for those that may consider trying to change people, bad choice, just because you wouldn’t want everyone to think exactly like you either. (unless you’re the most boring individual with an obsession to command selfishly)
All the money in the world is debt, why would I want that?
No one should need all the money in the world, because money won’t change the people inhabiting it.
Would I make better music with infinite amount of money that will make people unite? No. Would I write a dozen life-changing books(it couldn’t get more rhetorical) for all the people… with all the money in the world? No.
Can you you cure fatal diseases with money? Can you stop ideas of riots from happening with a lot of money? You can’t stop madness. But you can start asking realistic and well formulated questions.
i agree the the planet is the only importance. so if u had all the money in the world, u could teach everyone How to utilize all the wastedaterial already here……then focus in going back to naturality with
The technology we already have….a self sustaining planet. I hate to rain on NASA paradero, this .is it ladies and gentleme….this is paradise.
for anyone saying ‘burn it’ I don’t think you’re thinking deeply enough about this. Yeah, I know, it sounds like a cool idea, you’re a revolutionary and all. But they’ll just print more, and then you’ll look foolish because you had the means to do great things within the system but chose to throw it away.
@cantbe123 is right, and you can call it whatever you want, in the end it’s the same as money. If it’s not money, it’s diamonds, or gold and silver, if not them it’s wampum, even natural resources like some have said, you can’t get everything in one place, so a system of trade will develop, when that happens there will always be a way to rise to power. If you have something that other people need you can use it against them, right now people think they need money, so the people with a lot of money have the power, it’ll be exactly the same, regardless of what you call it.
@smalls, Wrong. With the technological advancements we have today everyone on planet earth can be living off the land, using solar panels, wind turbines, Tesla’s invention of free energy, hydroponics, etc. We do not need a trading system if everyone has what they need already provided for them. The only thing that is making people want money still is because ONE, they are scared, and TWO, they are being brainwashed by advertising, literally.
It is literally right there, just beyond our reach, but if we stretch far enough and have the will power, we will reach it.
@jenniferhollrith, experience as much as i could. i wish i could see the way people on the other side of the world live. i live for expeirence. i wish it didnt cost money to experience most things though. howe4ver, if i had all the money in the world, i would get rid of money all together. id like to live in a world where we just do things without a price.
@blankey, and who’s going to build those things, the solar panels and turbines, these free energy machines (which I haven’t seen)? Or implement them, or maintain them? I certainly don’t have the knowledge or materials to do that? It would seem I would need some sort of currency to trade in exchange for someone’s knowledge and skill. Unless they’re going to do it out of the kindness of their hearts. Or are you suggesting we get everything we need set up and then dissolve society? But people would still need maintenance of certain things, right? What about connectivity? You’re on a computer right now, I don’t know you so I won’t assume, but most people have mobile phones, who’s going to maintain the massive amounts of equipment that they require? Or do we regress to the past? Close ourselves off to the outside world, communication takes weeks or months. This commune idea that’s been brewing, I love it, and it will certainly work for the limited amount of people that will be involved, but they will still be reliant on our current society, for medical needs, internet and cell phones (mail if they need it) for connectivity, things of that nature. But for 7 billion + people how does it work? Who will do the very tough jobs and not feel that they deserve anything more than someone with virtually no skills or does menial tasks?
My point is, I don’t see how you can have it both ways, you don’t get to have all of the benefits of 21st century technology and advancements AND this world without money. I don’t have the means, materials, or man hours to provide everything that I would want or need. Whether I like it or not, our current system provides me with the things that I want. For me, it’s not about getting rid of money, it’s understanding exactly what it is, what I can use it for, and try to reduce my dependence on it. If you have another suggestion or a way around the problems that I’m seeing, I’d be interested to hear.
@blankey, @smalls, Money is a tool. We aren’t hunter/gatherers. We’re consumers. Consumers need money because it’s what limits who consumes what and how much they consume. If we were all hunters and gatherers then we wouldn’t need money. It would all be trade. But the way we live our lives, like going to school, getting jobs, and buying things that we “need” (such as computers and cellphones), we need a monetary system. We’re to far advanced not to have one.
See the thing is, I agree with @mwinship13 that we created it as a tool for accommodating for unfair trade, but I think it is an imperfect tool that has reached a level of manipulation FAR too great for it’s original purpose.
As it stands, we need something to transcend the gaps that pure trade cannot satisfy but that won’t allow for as much corruption and abuse.