Monday, October 31, 2011

Will education be compulsory in an Equal Money System?

To answer the question – let’s have a look what is the function of and the reason for education, and based on that let’s then establish what is the necessity of education. This way we will make it clear how to approach it when constructing a system that would be best for all.

So, education is a process of training people in systematized ways to acquire specific skills, knowledge and the ability to use and apply the skills and the knowledge, to be able to complete or do certain tasks. And from that understanding – when education is training skills that are necessary to be independent by anyone, both in dealing with reality and in the way of thinking – such as basic education in terms of language, words, reading, writing, mathematics. The lack of such basic education is marginalizing and disabling a person. And such a person without such basic skills is simply harmed by the system that allowed him to not learn such basic skills, as the individual is not able to support oneself later in life. Therefore education of all the basic, practical skills taught within education that I’ve mentioned are the basis of being independent and are the base support that everyone must receive for them to be able to later in life support themselves.

Therefore there is a great necessity for everyone to get the basic education, and if the education wouldn’t be compulsory – the system would be allowing harm to those that would choose not to be educated. Therefore within an Equal Money System, all the relevant and necessary skills will be a compulsory part of education. Because otherwise the system would be harmful to children that do not realize the necessity of education.

Now while it’s clear that education is a necessity and have to be compulsory to not harm people in their developmental years. Let’s also have a short glimpse on what education should consist of overally. Because currently children are taught a lot of useless things within the schooling system which is harmful for the children, and is causing them to go into memorizing stuff pointlessly just to pass the exams, and in that building resistances, because they are taught things that aren’t supporting them in developing their interests to be able to apply  themselves in what they would actually like to apply, and what would they like to study – but they do that simply because of money, or because of their parents that influence them and support them to get the education and position in life where they would get as best financial standing as possible.

So in that context in the Equal Money System, children would be taught actual skills that would be relevant, and would be taught to them in an effective way that would  be very fundamental in approach. Meaning children would really learn skills like reading and writing, where the attention would be on everybody learning such points really and in great specificity and detail, so that the people would later on in life be able to establish effective communication (both with others and self), as well as the ability to analyze information critically. Instead of what children are thought today – mostly just to memorize and repeat information.

This will be also crucial for all people to be educated in an effective way, both to be able to communicate effectively and analyze information, as all relevant decisions (that are currently done by politicians) will be decided by everyone through internet. As we already have the technology that allows us to create a truly democratic society. And which also shows very clearly, that real democracy has never been established anywhere in the world.

On the point of people studying in the direction of specific jobs, as well as people that would like to pursue and explore their interests through studying certain subject and phenomenons. All that will be taken care of by people that are specialists currently as well as people that are simply studying and developing certain branches of knowledge, but will be redesigned as money will no longer be both: the issue and requirement for education, and the driving force both for the teachers and the students. And while this scares some people, as they do not see how people will move themselves without money – all that will be simply taken care of as the responsibility of each one. And the people that enjoy teaching, will be able to actually for the first time teach people that want to learn, because their actually interested about studying that what they’re learning – and both the teachers and the students will be doing their job by their own choice. As the money will no longer be the point based on which all decisions will are made.

Which will create a society that will be based on supporting everyone’s potential and allowing people to explore, study and develop themselves in areas that they like. Which will create a society where people’s interests and potential supported in such way – will become also the support for the whole system and society, producing much better results… Results that are not even considered currently. I mean: what would happen if all people would actually be allowed to enjoy their professions? The system will therefore depend on growth, not on constriction, and forced advancements through competition – generating constant conflict and friction. As that is the situation we’re dealing with in the current system.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sport in an Equal Money System

What will happen to sport in an Equal Money System? Well let’s have a look how money is a part of sport, where does money influence sport currently, and we’ll get to see what will change with the change of the money system.

Currently sport is about making money. There are quite a few of parties involved in making a profit out of sport, as it’s a product in terms of selling it as entertainment (TV transmissions, selling tickets for the actual events) as well as it is being utilized as a medium for advertisement, and a lot of multiple other ways how it is being utilized for profit (like selling cards related to sport stars, selling sport gadgets etc.). Within that obviously I am speaking only about sport as a spectacle, more then anything else, because that is where money have the biggest influence on sport. And so this branch of sport, as a spectacle, where people go to watch ‘the best’, and ‘the champions’ will change the most when the Equal Money System is in place.

In an Equal Money System such points as tournaments will not be ‘driven’ by money – as it is currently. Meaning that if people would like to organize a tournament – then it would be totally and entirely up to those interested to organize such a thing. There won’t be people paid to clean after such events, or people selling snacks and beer (as that exists currently) and if anyone would like to prepare prizes for those competitions it would rather be symbolic then anything else. As in the Equal Money System it will not be as hard as it is currently to obtain certain goods, as the gap between those that have and have not will be equalized extensively. Therefore sport will no longer be a rat race of competition between people that want to ‘be someone’ and are trying to be able to make money on being good in something. Such a thing as professionals in certain sport disciplines will not even exist – as today there are people who just train and earn money only based on their achievements in sport.

What will be left of sport from what it is today, is where the active participation occurs. Meaning that people will obviously still participate themselves in games like soccer or basketball, and other sports that are done alone as well. Yet there will be an impact on the individuals participating in sports themselves, and that will be on things like golf – where it requires other peoples effort to maintain and allow others to play it. Which is currently only possible because some people are just doing what they do because of money, in terms of – they do what they do, only to get paid, even if it the effect of their work is not practical/necessary and the work in itself is far from being enjoyable. So it’s quite simple how the effort and labor currently paid for by money, for tasks that aren’t productive in itself will stop. And only the tasks that are actually necessary, potentially beneficial, or such that people will enjoy to do – will remain. Simple common sense in a society where there are no slaves that do ‘all the dirty work’.

So in all that, we can see clearly that sport will become less of a competitive show created for money, and more of a self-expression, where people will participate in it for fun, health, or to interact with each other. Without some special prizes for the winners. Therefore winning will also be less relevant, as there will not be ‘glorified professionals’ within sport – but just people. And sport in itself will be more about participation then anything else.

Which is quite cool, as that is what sport should be, in opposition to what is happening in the world’s sport scene. Where people through training and intense competitive events put great stress on their physical bodies, often causing injuries and even using all kinds of legal or illegal substances to boost up their abilities that has a toll on their physical body. This will obviously end within an Equal Money System, with changing the reword system.  What will be left of sport and what will expand and will become the main point within the activity – is simply having fun together or alone through physical movement and interacting with one another.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

„I don’t care, it’s not my problem”

This is quite an interesting point to look at – the “I don’t care attitude”. Meaning, many people when faced with the sick, atrocious and abusive stuff that is going on constantly in this world to other beings often respond with: “who cares”, “I don’t care”, “I simply don’t give a fuck” etc., usually accompanied also with “I’ve got to take care of my own problems”. So, let’s have a look at this point of “I don’t care”.

The origin of such attitude is based on the point that people ‘can’ say that, and still live their life normally – meaning that things like starvation or child prostitution doesn’t affect many peoples lives directly, and so they can say ‘who cares’. Which leads to the point that allows everyone to live their separate lives, and the thing that allows that is money. As within all practical purposes, we only need money to be able to support and sustain all our basic needs and much more. And that is basically it. And within such situation, everyone can say – “I don’t care, it’s not my problem” (especially in relation to money based issues).

This is different within groups, that share a households for instance, as there is a group responsibility often the finances are also agreed upon together, and there people do take into consideration the people they live in – obviously, as there is a direct impact.

But going back to the point – which is money – if it weren’t for money, that allows people to ‘just have’ and don’t give a shit about anyone or anything else – no one would be able to say that. For instance, it has been so in many tribes/primitive cultures, where people lived and worked together at a village and were dependent on one another for support and survival. Currently we depend on the system to get support, live effectively and survive. Which is available in our system, but always for a price. Which means that the support of the system and taking care of each ones survival is based on the money they have to pay in the system for the support they require – it’s not unconditional. It is actually a very cruel system that is seriously flawed in it’s very design. Because it’s design isn’t built around support of living beings, but around money – which is a means to exchange energy and resources. Which has become a constant cycle of consumption and greed, and where success and self-realization is all connected to money, and the definition of life and living has been reduced to intense experiences and has also became a product of consumption. We perceive our lives according to what we are able to experience/consume, and we perceived ourselves as realized, where we are able to get a lot of money. Life, what life is , who we are as living beings has became totally irrelevant in the equation of our system.

Which leads to the conclusion, that people that are ignoring the suffering present in the current money system, don’t realize that they are absolutely and entirely dependent on money. And I say that because if they would understand the situation they are in, they would know that they can loose everything they are depending on (it’s just a matter of money, nothing else). And in that awareness, they would actually consider all those that suffer because of the lack of money, instead of saying “I don’t care, it’s not my problem”. While in reality it can be a problem of almost everyone if few events would happen in their lives that would strip them out of their money sources.

The statement “I don’t care, it’s not my problem” comes from a form of belief, hope or  trust that what a person have is somehow not based and entirely dependent on money – while it is, or that they will never lose it. While almost everything can be bought/obtained through money, just as in the same way without money you cannot get or obtain anything. Yet money in itself isn’t ‘evil’, it works according to rules and laws that we collectively agree and accept. Money is just an object that we’ve created to symbolize value, how it works and operates, and what are the consequence of how money works, is a consequence of our agreements, as the laws that constitute the system that we’ve created and depend on for support. And accepting them, through saying “I don’t care, it’s not my problem”, is an abdication of the responsibility each one has for the system that we depend on for support through our whole lives. Saying that the system is “not our business” while obviously we all depend on it, and wouldn’t have nothing we have, or even wouldn’t be able to survive without it – is a total misunderstanding and denial of the reality of things  that constitute our existence in this world.