By far, the majority of people have been conditioned to believe that pursuing and obtaining money is a necessary component of living a fulfilling life. Their experience is that money can bring them more of what they want -- and less of what they don't want. They think in terms of money "running out" once it is "spent". They experience a real fear of not having enough.
There is a continual reinforcement that money isn't just important, it is essential. They notice the "cost of living" increase, driven largely by governments increasing fees, levis and taxes. There are large penalties imposed on those who do not willingly part with their money, such as increased money payable (e.g. interest, penalties, fines) or even loss of their own freedom as a form of punishment.
Through fear of "not enough", "greed" for more, and an overall dis-satisfaction about one having enough (especially for their future), people will trade their time, energy, knowledge and/or possessions (including "money") in the pursuit of more. Endlessly and relentlessly. More, more, more.
This creates an underlying stress, a tension that persists throughout most of their adult lives. Stress and tension can lead to dis-ease and destructive (or at least, distractive) behaviours.
What if all of this was the result of mis-information? What if, right now, all the money on the planet ceased to exist? Could humanity still have food, clothing and shelter? Could it still have non-essential luxuries? Extravagant hobbies?
Consider that EVERYTHING we can buy with money can be essentially sourced for free, if only the labour required and know-how are applied to have it. If everyone did what they currently do, or found another way -- ideally even more suited to their natural interests, strengths, abilities, talents -- then even with NIL money exchanging hands we would have no loss of food, productivity, resources.
Money on its own does no more than to act as a motivator and a measurable means of exchange. If we could be motivated for another reason (e.g. the joy of making a difference) and give without fear of lack, we could experience global abundance without money being a part of the equation. We could exchange freely with each other, providing for the wants and needs of others through our own labour and expertise, whilst being the recipient of our own wants and needs as others provide for us.
What may have previously seemed like an unreachable "utopian" society is actually more sustainable than our current economically-driven, fear-filled current society.
Why do we not already live this way? Perhaps, it is because we have been manipulated by those who have come before us (both intentionally and unintentionally). Our own family raises us based on their beliefs, who were in turn raised based on the preceding generations' beliefs and so on and so forth. Most people accept what is told to them when it also matches their own experience.
Indeed, while the majority of the population believe, act and experience things as being a particular way, opinions that fall outside of this are in the most part rejected. They are not given a chance to be proven right or wrong. They are dismissed and can be argued away or supressed.
There are, however, an increasing number of people who feel that it is time to break-free of old paradigms. To question if there are better ways. These people feel that they are in the minority, however if they refrain from speaking out then this is a self-fulfilling way of remaining a minority.
By speaking out... By asking questions... By sharing your ideas that could make the world a better place -- we begin the process. Others will be inspired by what you share and may have their own contribution to make.
What if the world is ready, right now, and all that is required is for you to share what you know to be true that starts a ripple-effect of freedom for others? What are you waiting for?
You are here now. Living your life at this exact money in history and reading these words right now. Isn't it time to make the difference you are here to make? There is something you know, that can make a positive difference to the lives of others. They have been waiting long enough. Take the next step in getting your message heard.
What if the destiny of humanity can be altered in wonderful ways -- what could be more fulfilling than THAT?