My freezer had been broken for some months when I yesterday took it upon myself to call my landlord to see whether they could fix it. The issue with my freezer is that one of the plastic strips on the door have cracked, which results in warm air entering the freezer when the door is closed, which consecutively creates heaps of ice = not very good.
An hour after I called the repairman entered into the picture, and he confidently approached the freezer, looked at it, measured it, and then announced that maybe they would have to replace the entire freezer with a new one. I was flabbergasted – “What! Replace it!” I exclaimed – he looked at me as if agreeing that this was the appropriate reaction. Then he said: “Yes, these models don’t have spare parts anymore, some time ago we had to buy an entire new freezer due to a similar problem” – upon which I replied: “That is unnecessary!” with which he agreed.
Clearly this shows how there is some serious lack of common sense in our current system. I mean, isn’t it obvious that replacing an ENTIRE freezer due to a issue with one plastic strip, will in time cause MASSIVE repercussions in our environment? God, it’s bizarre – the facts are already here, jungles are being flattened, animals are going extinct, nature is suffering and dying – yet still we’re not able to apply such basic common sense that repairing what is already built will obviously be more effective than completely replacing it.
Evidently there is something else going on here, because even though we’re quite stupid, we’re not THAT stupid, we do actually know the results of this type of blatant squandering. Though, there is one voice in our head that makes us look away from the simple fact – the voice of GREED – the voice of wanting MORE – the voice of DESIRE – the voice of COMPETITION. I mean, ask yourself, what is it that drives this kind of behavior? Qui bono? And you’ll see that it’s specific, and it’s done because replacing something will increase profits, while only replacing a spare part, that’s hardly worth the effort.
Thus, we human beings, we move ourselves in this world to make money, to make more money, and primarily, to save ourselves from the anguish of poverty, thus we move ourselves to make sure we survive, and to survive, we’ll do anything that is required, even disregard the most basic common sense, such as the realization that reparation, is clearly a much more environmentally friendly option than replacement.
But let’s look at it even deeper, why is it that we exist in this state of survival? Why is it that we strive to make money regardless of consequences? Is it because we’re inherently evil? Is it because we like to do stupid things? Is it because we just don’t know any better?
The answer lays in the STRUCTURE of our WORLD – the structure of our RELATIONSHIPS – the SYSTEM that governs our life. Because this system of money is currently precariously ineffective as it situates all of us human beings into a state of survival – wherein suddenly common sense doesn’t matter – what matters is money and money works in mysterious ways.
Take a self-honest look at the situation developing in the world, and ask yourself the basic question, where does it come from? Where is the motivation? Where is the drive? How did we get here?
You will see that the root cause of MOST if not ALL our problems is MONEY, the LACK of money – and that this is the primary source of the apparent human incapacity to be compassionate and considerate. Thus, we need to ensure that all human beings are taken care of and have access to their basic necessities such as food, water, homes, clothes, medical care and education, because only through doing this will human beings be able to stand up, and change their ways, to not anymore be driven by the fear of survival, that makes them agents of stupidity – agents of destruction and havoc.
Investigate the Living Income Guarantee – stand up and be a voice of common sense in a world infested with FEAR and it’s colleague STUPIDITY – we need the an Income for all that will Ensure LIFE – it’s only through this that we will be able to save ourselves from ourselves.