What if there was no money?

People say that money is why people work.

If you didn’t have money, then no one would do anything is the argument. But money is only any good if we all believe in it. Otherwise it’s quite useless.

However, the best things in life are created through love, commitment, passion and purpose. Not by money.

The problem the world has is that the myth of money has allowed a tiny few to control all the resources by accumulating all the money. In return they allow us to have just enough money to keep us working and buying/consuming their stuff. Great setup, but only for them.

What if money was eliminated? What if we were all given the same opportunities? What if the resources were shared fairly?

If the resources went to those who created things they loved instead of those with money then what an amazing world we could have.

Think about all the wonderful things that could be created.

Many would be scared by this idea, think it utopian, pie in the sky, something to be consigned to fluffy world.

Yet, we are all happy to live in a world where 80 people, yes that is 80, have the same amount of money as the 3.5 billion of the poorest in the world. There is something wrong with that surely?

Effort

We are told that there is a direct link between effort and outcomes.

Generally, we believe that more effort equals a better result.

This is only true if what we are putting effort into has a meaningful purpose for us.

We sometimes can put a lot of effort into something because we think that we are doing the right thing, often without much thought and out of habit. Or someone else dictates that we need to make more of an effort with something, often something that is important to them and not us.

Being obliged to make an effort works in the short-term, however, beyond that, there is always resistance, resentment and worsening outcomes.

Perhaps better to focus on what is the right thing for us and then put the dedication in.

The closer we get to do the things we love, then it is rarely an effort, more of a passion that you can not be taken away from easily. We then hardly notice time and we are engrossed in something that is ‘labour of love’.