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Do you think a world without the burden of money is possible?

  1. pr0phet profile image60
    pr0phetposted 6 years ago

    Do you think a world without the burden of money is possible?

    In today's world everything is run by money. We cannot survive without it, we are classed because of it. Those who have all of it, give nothing to those who have none of it. Poverty exists because of it. Money creates limitations and is controlled by a small group of people.

  2. Gabriel Wilson profile image93
    Gabriel Wilsonposted 6 years ago

    I wish I could say yes; however reality says no! There are too many people in the world that believe money is the key to happiness. Their happiness will never be found in a beautiful summer day or an amazing sunset or the laughter of a child. Their happiness is being seen, known and being able to buy what they want. With money comes power; something that seems to make such people very happy.

    For me; I thrive on a smile from a stranger, a funny joke with friends, knowing that no matter how much or how little money I have there are so many more important things in my life. When you are a contented person you already have everything you need. And most us already do have what we need, we just don't realize it. We're too busy looking at what everyone else has.

  3. makusr profile image60
    makusrposted 6 years ago

    Money is a medium of exchange. Till the appetite of humans is not satiated he will not stop running after the money. Till that is sorted out world can't be without the money.

  4. MonetteforJack profile image74
    MonetteforJackposted 6 years ago

    Yes.  I do not view it the way you do.  I believe money is not a burden to the world.  It was developed way before the time of Christ for the sake of convenience.  Without money, transacting between people from different countries would be very, very difficult.  Money does NOT limit, it creates possibilities.  It isn't controlled by a small group of people either.  Whatever monies you have, you are in control.  It is up to you how to invest and spend it wisely.

    Again, I view it differently, too -- no, our world today is not run by money.  We used it as a commodity.  Several factors run our world today: governments, the pursuit of peace, religions, power to name a few.

    Poverty exists not only for the reason hogging the money.  There are many reasons: Lack of individual responsibility, poor governance (graft and corrupted government officials), inequality, lack of medical and health care, under-development.  Again, I just named a few.

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i think a world without money would be awesome but i disagree that poverty is the cause of it. laziness, ignorance and stupidity are the main cause of poverty. in africa, where food is scarce, the people there will still have 5 or 6 kids even though they can't even feed themselves. in canada many people think it's ok to live on welfare and then complain they are poor.

  6. joseph merlin profile image47
    joseph merlinposted 6 years ago

    Yes Money not buy you love , happiness , enjoy , smiles , friends , family and many more things are in this world which runs without money.

    You will feel better if you have money simply to pass your expenses and you will be tensed if your account are full of money this is my logic hehe

  7. Allen Williams profile image83
    Allen Williamsposted 6 years ago

    I absolutely do believe it is possible.  It has been working for me for the past few years.  People need to start looking at other things in life to make them happy because very soon money isn't going to buy you anything, and the friends that you thought you had when you had money will be gone because that was your whole priority.  I have no money yet I am a very wealthy man.  I am not in debt, I don't give a crap what someone thinks about me. They can pretend that they are better because they have money but in the larger scheme of things that really matter, I have the rich with money folks way out classed.

    I wrote a book "People of the Same Sun" that deals with an entire settlement that was functional, and very friendly and productive and yet money did not exist.  I believe if more people started following those practices we will all have a better life.

    http://www.PeopleOfTheSameSun.com

  8. bryteyedgemini profile image86
    bryteyedgeminiposted 6 years ago

    The problem with the idea about a world without the burden of money is that you would still need a way to place a set value on goods and services, I used to run a farm and in the rural community where we lived bardering was done on a regular basis, it worked well in some areas, but not so well in others because some people valued their goods and services higher than others, and when it comes right down to it, you are basically still placing a monetary number amount on the thing being traded, so in a sense you are still using money. People will never give to each other just to be supportive of each other because there will always be those who provide more or less than others and most people will consider themselves to be entitled to more.....So, in short, in my opinion, we will have to evolve our thinking and behavior a lot further before that will be a possibility.

  9. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    In Western society, NO. The worst thing that ever happened to the human race was when we grew beyond small egalitarian tribes. Token economies run the world and will be responsible for some of the greatest human suffering still to come.

  10. Rehana Stormme profile image83
    Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years ago

    Money is a medium of exchange, and the world cannot live without a medium of exchange. Say you lived in a world where there was no paper cash, and you wanted a pearl necklace that your neighbour had made - what would you do? You wouldn't just take it from your neighbour just like that...The fairest thing to do would be to trade something valuable that you have, in exchange for the valuable thing that you need. This is called barter trade - where there is no set medium of exchange, but where you use anything valuable and desired by the other party to obtain what you need.

    Before we had paper cash, different civilisations used different kinds of mediums to exchange goods. For example, cowrie shells, gold coins, bronze coins etc. In today's world the medium of exchange is paper cash (which in itself very dictorial and unfair, but that's a topic of it's own wink It's true that many unfair things happen in this world because of money be controlled by a few 'elite' people. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer because of capitalism. It's sad to say that a world without money is hard to imagine in this day and age...

    Lastly I'd like to say that though money has it's vices, it also presents many opportunities. Money can be a burden, but it can also be a blessing of it's own. Imagine someone with a life-threatening illness like cancer - with money, they can save their lives through medication and treatment. Without money, they may be forced to suffer and lose their lives. In the end, it's all about your perception. You can choose to look at money as a good thing, and attract more of it into your life.

  11. writer21 profile image54
    writer21posted 6 years ago

    Possible, if people would stop craving for money. If they would stop aspiring for material things and just be contented on what they have. Actually, money is not the problem here. It's the attitude of the people towards it.

 
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