Money

 

I believe the key reason for so many problems in the world today is the fact we no longer have to see directly the repercussions of our actions. The degrees of separation between the consumer and the consumed have increased so much that people are completely unaware of the levels of destruction and suffering involved in the production of the food and other “stuff” we buy. The tool that has enabled this disconnection is money.If we grew our own food, we wouldn’t waste a third of it as we do today. If we made our own tables and chairs, we wouldn’t throw them out the moment we changed the interior decor. If we had to clean our own drinking water, we wouldn’t waste it so freely……………………..

– the cashless man

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/09/mark-boyle-money

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2 thoughts on “Money

  1. Jackie
    I have always thought “man” has it all wrong.

    for two days, we stay in our caves and indulge in what we “own”. For the rest of the time, we stay away from our cave, earning money to pay for the right to live in our cave…. huh?

    we have it all wrong…..

    I was chatting to a chap the other day, who says that it all went wrong, centuries ago, when some bright spark decided to lock the food up. When the food was not freely available, tasks were created, for you to earn it back again…. the rest as they say, is history.

    I must admit, I am weary of the cycle.

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