When I have visited a friend at her flat, I park in her parking place and in front of me is a lawn bounded on two sides by trees and shrubbery. On the lawn I regularly see rabbits, squirrels and various birds. I have sat there looking at these wild animals and wondered at their lives and the lives of humans. I have wondered about why humans have created a world that is so difficult to live in. This is usually when I am feeling exasperated by something that I’d seen or experienced.
I have thought that those animals live in
the true reality of this planet. By comparison, humans have created a world of
fantasy. This world created by humans for themselves, exist because it has
originated in their minds. They would not have been created without humans, not
as it exists now. The poorer humans are, the closer they become to the true
Humans have to do a lot of pretending in
their "reality". This planet’s materials and resources have no value
and are freely available but they are given an unnecessary monetary value.
Money is the biggest pretence humans have created and which has become a source
of evil and injustice in the world. When I watch films or television, the
problems created by money and its distribution, often leaves me wondering why
humans bother with it.
Money appears to be more trouble than it is
worth. Of course it all depends on how much an individual has in their
possession. Everyone is brainwashed and conditioned from an early age to
believe that money has a value other than that of pieces of printed paper and
discs of metal. Humans can never seem to have enough of it and there are those
who will steal it, swindle for it and even kill to get it. Such is the basis of
many films, dramas and documentaries. Humans watch this but have become so conditioned
that it doesn't occur to them and, like automatons, they return to the endless
round of consuming the earth's resources.
Money is used to represent the value of gold
reserves held by a country but gold is itself simply a metal with no intrinsic
value. I appear to be the only person on this planet who has broken away from
the conditioning. To me diamonds are simply pieces of crystallised carbon,
Humans spend money on objects, becoming very
possessive about them. That is until they become outdated by the latest
technological novelty or they break or wear out. They are then converted to
rubbish. Much of what humans buy was rubbish when it left the manufacturers. I
walk past rubbish skips outside the houses of humans and see what they have
spent money on in the past revert to their true value when their usefulness
I have sometimes wondered what the world
would be like without money. When Gene Roddenbury created Star Trek, his humans
have dispensed with the use of money all together. It would mean that everyone
would be volunteers and that everything they produced would be free to
everyone. There would be no point in crimes such as robbery.
I hear a lot about humans in debt and owing
money. There doesn't seem to be anyone who wants to live within their means
today. They would attempt anything to get more money, including competitions
and game shows. And there are plenty of organisations who are only too willing
to help them to purchase what they would like. Gambling seems to be a growth
industry and humans buy lottery ticket and scratchcards even though the odds
are heavily against them winning anything significant.
For those who owe money, the most obvious
way to prevent this happening would be to force those money lenders to reduce
their level of greed and usury. But the money lenders have the law on their
side, because governments are only interested in wealth. They have no interest
in those who can't pay back the loans, except to get them to vote for them when
necessary and to be used as industry and work fodder to create wealth for their
The more wealth a human accumulates, the
larger their carbon footprint becomes. They buy larger, fuel consuming cars.
They use more air travel, including the use of a private jet, for frequent
holidays abroad or for numerous homes in various countries.