Random thoughts and topics that pop into Lui's mysterious head.-- luicrowie --
2nd November 2017
Pounds. Dollars. Euros. It has hundreds of formats but they all have the same definition; they all are used in the same way. Yes, money. We have taken an inanimate object and used it as a lifeline, as a way of status, as a way to control our lives.
Think about that, the paper (or plastic synthetics too) has no meaning, no purpose, no backing; but as soon as it's run through the mill and printed on using a mint it now has a purpose, a backing, a meaning and not to mention a life. Not a life as in we know it but once that note or coin is put into circulation, all the people whose life it will touch, all the hands, machines and banks it will pass through.
We have essentially personified an object and used it to determine our status in life. How crazy does that sound; creating a concept to see how we fall in line on the pecking order. When you think of it like that, it's that greed and selfishness that carved the state of the world today.
Money opens doors. Money creates loyalty. Money is why your grass is greener. But money also creates greed. Money creates conflict. Money creates desperation.
How can it be so good yet so bad, another juxtaposition of a simple concept that has mind-fuckingly moulded our perceptions today.
Yes, money makes the world go around; you might be stupidly minted or you could be desperately poor, but the real question is: why are we power-hungry for more? It's just a concept that was whisked up one day, who's to say it's not gone the next?