NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2020
A World Without Money
The road to life begins at the threshold of perception.
Issue No 3 | August 2020
Next month I’ll give you my answers. If you want to answer the questions, scan them, and send them back, that would be awesome. 😊
Question 1: Which is required for life?
Question 2: Do you think about money more than you think about nature?
Question 3: Which do you think would come first?
__ a sustainable future
__ collapse of civilization
Question 4: Defining the collapse of civilization as the apocalyptic end of life, estimate the number of times you thought about collapse during the 12 months before the Coronavirus. ________
Question 5: Defining the collapse of civilization as the apocalyptic end of life, estimate the number of times you will have thought about collapse in the 12 months after the onset of the Coronavirus. ________
Question 6: If you had the choice between surviving collapse with only our basic needs such as food, water, shelter, medical, hygiene, security, etc., or not surviving at all, which would you choose?
__ survive with minimums __ not survive
Question 7: We say that money is just a medium of exchange. If that’s true, then when we order fish that’s been caught from a dragnet that’s scoured the ocean floor, then in your opinion, have we used our medium of exchange to destroy nature?
Question 8: What age group are you in? __0-20, __21-40, __ 41-65, __ 66+
Question 9: This question is for you to think about: Is life now about you and me or is it about the children of the world?
Feature Article: Instinct to Survive
The APA says that our primal instinct to survive is our most powerful instinct. The instinct to survive is our internal warning system. Money is a poison to this system.
When we grow up in the world of money, we develop the perception that our survival depends on money. When we look at Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, however, we see that our survival is built upon the foundation of nature, not money. Then we see ourselves responding to threats against our bank accounts, and not responding to threats against nature. How often do we think about money? How often do we think about nature?
Our instinct to survive evolved to ensure the continuation of our lives. Our use of money, however, ensures the continuation of money instead of our lives.
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Podcast by Dan Gaughan of Australia
Interview of Adam Soul on July 27, 2020
Completed. Probably be a couple of months before published.
At the end of June 2020
I was on the Environmental Coffeehouse with Sandy Schoelles. Please see Media menu on aworldwithoutmoney.org and A World Without Money YouTube channel
Life is like a symphony
Nature is the instruments, humanity is the conductor, life is the symphony and music is the harmony. The conductor helps the flow of harmony. Money, however, promotes disharmony. When the conductor consumes money the conductor then helps the flow of money instead of the flow of harmony. Disharmony soon brings the music of life to an end.
An Analogy of Perceptions
Two tribes have never met because they’re separated by an ocean. The tribe on the west doesn’t know why they have hurricane storms. The tribe on the east doesn’t know either. Because they don’t know, each side independently develops its own perception. They make their perceptions into stories that tell them how to respond. Each side has the mindset of wisdom.
One day, a couple of people from the West make a boat and sail across the ocean to the East. When they arrive, they tell the tribe in the East their perception story of why they have hurricane storms. The tribe of the East listens intently and then says “oh, so that perception allows you to respond appropriately. That is a wise perception. We don’t know why hurricane storms come here either, so we’ve made up our own perception story. Ours is different than yours but allows us to also respond appropriately”.
Both East and West tribes accept each other’s perceptions. Acceptance is wisdom because it promotes life.
Humanity could hire out at least part of phase I
60 percent of the world is active on the internet. That’s 4.7 billion people. 1/10,000th of 4.7 billion is 470,000 people. If each person chipped in $10, we’d have almost a half a billion dollars to begin with. There are many large firms that would eagerly take on this project. They would for several reasons. 1. Because most of this work could be done from home. 2. It’s lucrative. and 3. It’s the best chance we’ll will ever have to continue life into the future.
Hiring a firm would help us get our new future going as soon as possible.