Tag Archives: Economy

Time’s up

Without mincing words or using them to distort meaning:  Politics and government favors only the dollar, specifically, its acquisition and accumulation by specific people, period.  The dollar, in turn, favors no one; it is not a person, it is a now worthless relic of a mechanism, allegedly for trade, but which we still give life to by believing it has actual value.  The math then yields that politics and government favors nothing:  nothing.  Isn’t that a state of existence that can be defined as anarchy?

The state of humanity is our problem; ALL of us.  We’re out of time and it’s time to stop doing nothing. A little love is a good place to start.

We must do better, or we will die.

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Where did all the money go?

It looks like everyone is really feeling it now.

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PERSPECTIVE

Many years ago, while visiting Brazil, I met a man who taught me something wonderful.  He told me about a particular group of people (most would call them a tribe) who lived in the jungles of the rainforest and had lived there for many years.  They had a fascinating numbering /counting system.  It was like this:  One, Two, Three, many.

I found this humorous yet interesting and I asked the man how a group of people could maintain such a system for so long without ever counting higher than three.  The man looked back at me and with a crooked smile said “Why in the world would anyone ever need to count more than three of anything?  More than three of anything is of no use to anyone other than to be many.”  That was one of the wisest concepts I had ever heard; to this day it still is.

I asked to know more about these people:  Where did they live?  Did they still maintain that system of counting?  He said that they still lived in the jungle, but they now counted just like the rest of the world.  I was surprised by that; their numbering system had survived in spite of contact with the modern world.  I asked the man if he knew when they began to count higher than three.  He looked right at me and almost immediately replied “When they started to use money.”

That put many things into perspective.

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What we don’t know we know.

We don’t know what we need to know to live in a happy world, because it isn’t. At the same time we think we know everything worth knowing, however those things that we now know best are things that we didn’t know before we realized that we knew them all along. So we actually do know what we think we don’t know, we just have to REALIZE it. Hmm, we don’t know that we know. Did you know that?

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