It’s About Us and Balance.

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Our economic system is collapsing. This “recession” is just a joke. A recession? A recession from what? From this purposeless system we created?

This is just the tip of the iceberg and things are about to get worse.

Admit it, ignore it. We are all well aware of how much we pushed the boundaries and how much this going to cost us.
You can argue about a whole lot of things, but there’s just one and only truth. Balance.

You can try to change, move and push every single law that governs the natural world we are living in as much as you want, but guess what…it will all go back to a perfect point of balance.

We pushed. We pushed too much and even worse we “created” on top of these absurd and unsustainable abstract systems that we think “can” live in fictional bubbles. One of the many examples? This senseless monetary system.

Where are we going people? This, all this, is just ri-di-cu-lous.
Am I against money? Well… a currency system can be a good thing if it’s managed the right way, if you know what I mean.

You might think that I’m crazy, but actually I believe that I’ve never been more concrete in my entire life and the more time goes by the more I feel like we all just missed the damn point.

It’s not about the money, it’s about us. Us.

Anyway, if this rings any bells or moves something inside of you, drop a comment and I’ll be happy to talk more about this in future posts…this indeed if you are not trapped in a pointless “social-freaking-media” bubble that stops you or makes you lazy enough to not comment on this. Nothing against social media…I like it, but way too many people are missing the point on that, too.

I will just reply to comments here on my blog.

Andrea

10 thoughts on “It’s About Us and Balance.”

  1. So true – there’s got to be a better way. Some different kind of currency that better reflects true value. In the hospital where my husband works, one of the largest public hospitals in Rome, funding hasn’t been released to hire doctors. Three young, talented, enthusiastic doctors come in as volunteers, working full-time. One said she tries to find a reason not to, but likes the work too much to stay home. Perhaps someday there will be a “balanced” system of each of us doing what we know how and like to do, in exchange for the same from others. The problem to solve is how to eliminate those who will try to take advantage of such a system, obtaining without giving. These are just “off the top of my head” thoughts. Thanks for the post – it’s definitely a timely conversation.

    1. @Barbara: First of all thank you for sharing your thoughts. Genuine and honest, as conversation should always be. I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one feeling this way. What’s sad, though, is that not everyone who feels this way are willing to talk about it. Big time. When people just talk to you via private direct message on Twitter you realize something is not right.I believe the problem is that people screwed up what “value” means. In general, I think we screwed up as a society – a term that, by the way, I don’t think we deserve to use anymore. Or maybe everybody just went crazy and forgot what “value” really means. I think this is all a big freaking joke. How can it be that people must struggle in order to get decent healthcare and that we as a “society” can’t even put together enough “value” to save people’s lives. Lives…are you kidding me? This goes way beyond what can be considered acceptable. Isn’t life the most valuable thing we have? Or am I saying something out of this world?Great thoughts in your comment. I feel in tune with everything you said.Again, thanks for stopping by and sharing. Andrea

      1. @Andrea, So many thoughts provoked by your blog and response…more than unwilling to talk about it, people don’t start the conversation. Who knows why: fear of how they’ll be perceived, too busy doing other things. Although when someone else does – like you did – there’s usually a response. In my small circle, online and off, if someone posts or speaks a thought-provoking comment, it starts a conversation and I’m heartened to see a lot of like-minded people who aren’t afraid of speaking publicly when asked. 

        It’s a cliche but true, actions speak louder than words. I like to think that if one by one, we each take responsibility (something that got lost along the way with values)  for the society we live in and “are the change we want to see”, things will get better. Call me an optimist but I do believe everything happens for a reason and perhaps the “recession” is necessary to get people out of consumer-mode and back to evaluating what is truly important and what can be left behind to regain balance. As an avid gardener, your comment about pushing against the natural law of the world makes me think that  nature in its natural chaotic yet integrated state always finds balance but we tend to fight against chaos, wanting to have order and control, thinking that will give us security. Instead, we feel less secure when we find that we can’t control anything really the secret to security is to be integrated, not separate. When we truly live not-separate, we can’t let other lives suffer or live without because their suffering is our suffering. Only when we understand profoundly that each is part of the whole will we escape the mess we’ve created. That, of course, is another topic altogether. 

        Thank you and yes, do keep posting your “B-side” thoughts.

        Best,
        Barbara

  2. @Barbara: First of all thank you for sharing your thoughts. Genuine and honest, as conversation should always be.

    I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one feeling this way. What’s sad, though, is that not everyone who feels this way are willing to talk about it. Big time. When people just talk to you via private direct message on Twitter you realize something is not right.

    I believe the problem is that people screwed up what “value” means. In general, I think we screwed up as a society – a term that, by the way, I don’t think we deserve to use anymore. Or maybe everybody just went crazy and forgot what “value” really means.

    I think this is all a big freaking joke. How can it be that people must struggle in order to get decent healthcare and that we as a “society” can’t even put together enough “value” to save people’s lives. Lives…are you kidding me? This goes way beyond what can be considered acceptable.

    Isn’t life the most valuable thing we have? Or am I saying something out of this world?

    Great thoughts in your comment. I feel in tune with everything you said.
    Again, thanks for stopping by and sharing.

    Andrea

  3. Great post, Andrea. I’m very interested to see where we’re all going to be 5 years from now… Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Always enjoy reading your more personal blog posts. 

  4. I think that this and all the economic crisis in the history were basically generated from a uman values crisis. To all that can understand spanish this is a very interesting video that reflects my view. It takes time to watch but it’s worth it.

  5. Thi is exactly what I have been thinking for a while but it seems that most of the people prefer living in their bubble, matrix deja vu, we need to re-think our economy it does not make sense at all what we are doing now, I would like suggest you a video on you tube as example of what is happening: OBSOLESCENZA PROGRAMMATA – Il motore segreto della nostra società di consumo this video is in Spanish and sub English so everyone can watch it, glad to see more and more people are getting aware of the need of a change

  6. Hi Andrea, good post. We need a new system as the system has been proped-up to many times now. Another problem is the amount of times the politicians have manipulated the system.

    Your not crazy, I am involved in the direction of 4 companies and I can honestly say that capitalism has failed. Most of the socio-economic problems exist because we try to artificially balance a defunct system. Granted we need a form of value to trade in, but does the system really need to be so contorted?

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