Sunday, July 5, 2015
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without every decision based on money?
What if businesses didn't feel they have to ship jobs overseas?
What if products were made to last instead of tossing the old aside and wanting to sell new ones?
What if ONE recharger worked for ALL cell phones???? Ugh...
What if indeed...
I think about the conversation I had with an accountant many years ago. I threw out to him that I thought money should be eliminated. Gone. No more. You can imagine his reaction. He came back with a lot of the expected things, like how would you expect people to live without it, how would we measure success, and why would anyone get out of bed? Of course I hadn't thought of ALL the details...
It works on Star Trek! Did you ever see Kirk cashing his paycheck or overdrawing his account or asking Spock for some extra cash to be able to take out the green chick??
I wish financially, things could be different. I wish you could trust politicians to make policies based on what is best for US instead of what lines their pockets. It seems our country has less issues to deal with when everyone has opportunity to earn a comfortable living and can retire when they WANT to. Spreading the profits between ALL those involved is far too radical I guess.
I wish people could find a way to earn a living that fires passion instead of dread and disgust. The decisions a corporation makes about profit usually doesn't translate to better situations for it's workers. It usually means longer hours, less tolerance, no compassion, and no fun. You don't feel a part of any TEAM if all it's about is making money.
I wish big business didn't exist. What is wrong with many small companies in place of the Giant Heartless Inc? You read in the news whenever a merger happens that thousands lose their job. How does THAT help make our country better? It certainly doesn't when a corporation is seen as too-big-to-fail. In that case, it should be TOO-BIG-TO-EXIST. Only a few people reap the massive rewards of a multi-billion dollar organization. Very few and NONE work for it outside the glass house.
I think we have seen many times that the more power a human being has, the more ways we can mess up a good thing. Some of these entities have even re-organized more than once, only to screw up again. How many lives are ruined when THAT happens? People losing their careers, losing their retirement, losing everything, while those at the top just cash out.
I sound like a socialist when I hear myself wish for more equity in our net worth. Why should anyone have 100,000 times more income than a teacher or cashier? Is anyone REALLY worth all that?
...and don't even get me started on the ATHLETE'S pay scale...