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.

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