Money means we do not want to do things. So we get to do them if people give us money for them. Basically there is a moment of the day (work) where we do things to get money so we can make other people do things for us… or for money to be more precise.
But wait! there are some things that I want to do! And I don’t need anybody give me money to do them.
Some people think that if it weren’t for money nothing would be done. They don’t have confidence in human kind: thinking that everybody would be lying on their backs if they don’t have the incentive of money to do stuff. Probably for them it’s true, they are so caught up in this money game that everything they do is derived from need of/desire for money. They probably wouldn’t know what to do with their time.
Or that’s what they think, they would probably need a lot of mind adjusting to be done.
And, there are somethings to do that nobody wants to do, like cleaning sewers. But these things should be less and less with the advancing of technology and science.
Hey, if you do not know what you want to do, maybe you could research solutions to this stuff nobody wants to do!
Eventually mankind will outgrow this idea of money (maybe money entirely, maybe not). This idea of money being the main motivator of human activity will necessarily be put aside. Money get’s us a lot of activity and things done, but it is somehow not natural. It is manipulated, forced activity.
You can’t expect a child to pass all of his courses with “if you pass this one I’ll get you the bycicle you want”.
Take the film industry, there are some great films that move you deeply, touching a deep human emotion. And there are some films with a lot of budget for computer FX, cheap action, crowd drawing cast and taking advantage of a previous hit (Terminator 3 pops up as an example). You can see that the former kind was moved by a need to communicate or express something, whereas the latter was moved by the desire of making a lot of money.
Kids do not need money to play, they just do it: it is their natural expression, unmanipulated. And there is natural activity for grown up people, too. I refuse to accept this idea of the lazy humanity.
This may sound like communism but its definitely not. I am talking about unmanipulated human expression, not about eliminating private property, means of production, or evening workloads, blablabla. I am talking people doing things because they feel like doing. I am not talking about doing “all for myself”, egoistic kind of things. I am talking people doing things for others because maybe seeing other people happy is part of our natural expression.
Maybe there is something that you like to do that also helps other people. Do you not agree?