What is Money & Do We Really Need It to Be Happy?

They got the guns but we got the numbers”
-Jim Morrison

What is Money? This question is being asked by more and more people lately. Economics is not a science in the tradition of provable facts and theories. Rather it is an ever-changing concept that has an “X” factor of a societies thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards the issues of their generation. So in essence  the only constant, as in life itself, is change. I digress. At its most basic level, money represents human energy. If I want something done (a service) or purchase a product (built using energy) I find someone with such a service or product and give them an agreed upon amount of paper money energy units. This has been the way for “civilized” societies  throughout recent time.

Something different is happening in the collective human consciousness. People are waking up to the fact that paper money my not be the best option out there. Other, possibly without their knowledge, are already using other ways to transact. When people choose to transact using something other that paper money, they are cutting out any third-party and its inherent risks taken on by inviting them into your agreement. In reality, what business does a third-party have to be there in the first place. To me it’s kinda like an unwelcome guest to which I say “We have it all figured out, thanks but we don’t need your help.”

This goes back to the concept of my article titled “The GMO Noncompliance Option: Engaged” in which money, as it is currently, tends to break down relations between people and communities. Some of you may not care. Some of you may like the way things currently are. You are the people I am speaking to. Consider this, our money system is build on what is called the “debt & death” paradigm coined by Chris Duane. He defines this as the idea that more debt has to be created in excess of the debt and interest accrued from the year before. That is why federal, state, corporate, student loan, credit card, mortgage, and individual debt area at all time highs and will continue increasing to the mathematical certainty of a breaking point. Economists say that breaking point is “baked into the cake”. What it will look like is still debated.

Believe nothing, no matter where you have read it or who has said it. Not even if I have said it unless it agrees with your own reason & your own common sense
-Buddha

Here are some options for you to make individual changes. You will find this is where your true power lies. You have a choice between a piece of paper and something tangible. For many reasons, the tangible item is more desirable. Here are some popular ones:

  • Silver and gold coins or bullion (precious metals)
  • Farmland
  • Food & other barter items
  • Bitcoin (although not tangible, a virtual alternative)

Beyond that, look at situations with a “win-win” barter mindset. A very powerful quantifier is to extend that idea past just two people.  The options then become endless. A key component of this system is trust. That goes back to the idea of community. Build yours strong and your needs will be taken care of.

Our current paper money system has no place among free people. Above all, one should always strive to attain “total freedom”. This is a set of ideas put together by Chris Duane that he presents in his “Greatest Truth Never Told” series. I will leave you with the following six freedoms one must attain to become totally free:

  1. Physical Freedom: the ability to live your life healthy and pain-free
  2. Financial Freedom: To be debt free and create generational wealth so you will have the ability to be able to do what you want to do and to be a blessing on to others
  3. Political Freedom: Free from ideas that keep us divided from each other as well as the ability to have a say in politics (vote)
  4. Intellectual Freedom: To question everything and logically process information so that we are free from false choices that limit us
  5. Emotional Freedom: To be rid of toxic thoughts and people
  6. Spiritual Freedom: The ability to connect to a higher power and fulfill our destiny

A mind once expanded by a new idea, will never go back to its original dimension”
  –Oliver Wendell Holmes

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