We cannot deny the role and importance of money in our modern society, it is responsible for shaping every sphere of our life today, in a way which is unprecedented which has led me to believe that money isn’t only important its omnipotent.
Money is involved in everything that is happening or taking place, its a form of energy which transforms itself from one form to another, from one hand to another, from one profession to another.
Today role of money has changed rapidly from being important to omnipotent, it is more or less source and destination of almost everything taking place in modern societies.
The way in which money is influencing our life is dangerous, which can lead to a blind society.
Most of our modern problems can be attributed to money and the way it is being used and misused. In the name of economic development we are somewhere getting too much influenced by money, it is creating a number of problems whether its environment problem like global warming, wild life or social problems, health problems. Each and every problem is somewhere connected to money.
Impact of Monetization on Life
Monetizing or giving a value to everything in a specific way (i.e., in terms of money), treating everything as an economic resource, trying to increasing efficiency beyond naturally permissible limits are the reasons behind this huge monetization practice.
1. Nature is An Economic Resource : Nature is definitely a source and resource, whether we know it or we don’t, whether we accept it or we don’t but when we try to make an efficient use of natural resources, we actually use artificial techniques to get most out of it, which obviously results in something which is quantity but lacks quality which is available naturally.
2. Changing Lifestyle : Life is about living, it is not just an economic resource, every life cannot be measured in predefined terms. Everyone has his/her own pace of living and none of them are useless or inefficient ways. Forcing people to adapt and adopt to a predefined scale is giving birth to unnecessary stress in society, which often results in depression, mental illness.
3. Life isn’t A Product or Part of Product Life cycle: Look at eggs and the way we get it, milk and milk farms, agriculture, anything that we draw directly from nature. Everything has life and every life has emotions, wants, whether its a hen or a buffalo or a cow or tree bearing fruit, how are we treating them, are they only a part of a product life cycle, do they deserve something more. We can see the results in various forms, whether its a health problem, eco system, global warming or organic food. When a living being is treated as a machine the results aren’t natural, they are artificial, lacking natural integrity.
What If Money Was No Object
Can we imagine how will things work if money was no object. What will happen if money suddenly had no role in business, politics or jobs, what are the likely consequences. The consequences that we can imagine or think are actually the real motive behind the scene. Appearance and disappearance of money as an object will only shift the reality in foreground or background.
In modern world we have shifted money in the foreground while its actual place is in background. Money is an outcome, its a result of anything that we do either with interest or under stress, the only difference is that in first case a person enjoys the tasks which not only improves the quality of work but also helps spreads a pleasant feeling around for everyone to enjoy while on the other hand a task performed under stress or compulsion for money is likely to be of poor quality and will make the whole environment tense and stressful (modern life).
Watch this video based on Alan Watts audio from youtube titled “What If Money Was No Object“:-