Money talks a powerful language. It is a factor in many things that happen and don’t happen. Wealth greases the gears of power and influence.
The standard most worshipped by Western society today is financial success, and many people spend their lives pursuing it. Our idiotic species–immediately respects and gives greater credence to anyone who looks rich.
Money can bring power, and power can bring money.
Which one comes first?
Modern day technology is exposing the Capitalist system for what it is worth and as a result we are beginning to see if you focus on the world that you are presented with directly the only collective wisdom we’ve come up with is money can’t buy you love.
1% of the population earns 96% of the wealth in the world, and thus explains why we have such a troubled world.
It’s a struggle between the haves vs the have-nots.
The real reason people want to be rich isn’t so they can buy stuff. It’s so they can have power over others. People want influence and respect and they see that people with money have influence and respect, so they seek money.
There’s only one problem: money does not result in influence and respect – instead, influence and respect often lead to money.
Human greed seems to have no bound.
It is said that money is a good servant an a bad master too…
In today life for people money is everything. When in fact it is only an IOU.
Money can buy material happiness for limited time.
Can it buy true happiness? No.
They don’t know that there are many things bigger than money…Our morals values these are bigger than money..
The paradox of money is that although earning more of it tends to enhance our well-being, we become happier by giving it away than by spending it on ourselves.
What matters a lot more than a big income is how people spend it.
What moves the needle in terms of happiness is not so much the amount you give, but the perceived impact of your donation. If you can see your money-making a difference in other people’s lives, it will make you happy even if the amount you gave was quite small.
Life experiences give us more lasting pleasure than material things, and yet people still often deny themselves experiences and prioritize buying material goods.
People think material purchases offer better value for the money because experiences are fleeting, and material goods last longer. They think that experiences are only going to provide temporary happiness, but they actually provide both more happiness and more lasting value.
And yet we still keep on buying material things, because they’re tangible and we think we can keep on using them.
Experiences, on the other hand, tend to meet more of our underlying psychological needs. They’re often shared with other people, giving us a greater sense of connection, and they form a bigger part of our sense of identity.
We also get more pleasure out of anticipating experiences than anticipating the acquisition of material things.
Feelings of gratitude and appreciation can be very difficult to sustain.
The first measure of happiness is “evaluative.” A sense that your life is good—you’re satisfied with your life, you’re progressing towards your life goals.”
Power is money and money is power.
There are many more examples of this now than anytime in the past.
If a man who earned a standard salary wanted to run for president, he would have almost no chance at all unless he was backed by people with money.
The more money a candidate has, the farther he can get. Although the richest competitor doesn’t always win, the president is usually a very wealthy man.
I want money because to me it represents security and independence.
Real power and influence are when you can make a substantial and lasting mark on the world.
To come to the point of this post.
Capitalism has created Inequality along with the very technologies that have led us down the road to Climate Change, not to mention the present wars and the reemergence of the Barbaric nature of humanity.
However we have power to change systems?
At present we have money starved World Organisations in need of reform.
A world media that turns, nature, wars and violence into entertainment.
There is so much information that we can only Google, Twitter, and take selfless selfies.
Long term planning is impossible or political suicide.
THE WORLD MANTRA SEEMS TO BE: i’M ALRIGHT JACK.
We are all on hedonic treadmill WHILE OUR WORLD IS FRAGMENTING.
THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION.
THAT IS TO PLACE A WORLD AID COMMISSION ON ALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ONLY IN EXISTENCE FOR PROFIT SAKE. ( SEE PREVIOUS POSTS)