Never worried about money!?!

United States
October 13, 2009 6:41pm CST
Do you think it is possible for humans to live without money? If money were no longer available could people barter with local townsfolk and have all they need to survive and flourish? what do you think? Can you envision a world without money? what do you picture? Would you be a farmer? A cobbler? what service would you offer?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Oct 09
I've always dreamed of becoming a therapist; like a marriage therapist, school therapist or some sort. I like jobs like that; the nature of it. Being able to advice someone at a given time, because I know that I have it in me. I'm looking up some courses because I'd like to take this up and provide it like on a freelance basis. It would be great to have my own therapist practice, TV has influenced me, LOL. But they say, nothing is impossible, right.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
14 Oct 09
I like your take on that. Such enthusiasm. Perhaps I should start my Dear Zed soon, LOL. Thanks for giving me some wonderful insight...
• United States
20 Oct 09
Yes, I believe that would be the way as well! I think rehab is her best bet as she has been doing this for years. She is very sneaky when it comes to money and booze. Hopefully we can all convince her to an inpatient setting :) Great advice
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
It's my pleasure, really..
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I think it would be pretty hard for people to live without money, considering the fact that we've been using money for many centuries already. But come to think of it, during prehistoric times, money wasn't involved yet. But basing on ancient civilizations, they used money already, so I guess it would be hard for us and future generations to abolish money altogether. Hmm... I haven't really thought about what I would be though :) hahaha.. Maybe a singer? I've always loved singing, and basing on other people's reactions, they love listening to me hahahaha
• United States
28 Oct 09
You are so right, money has been a gauge for so long. I would love to see all people wake up and realize there is more to life than who rich and powerful you are. It amazes me how many people can be feed on what some people can make in a year. For example, Bill Gates (estimated net worth: $42,000,000,000,000), could give every man, women and child on the face of the planet $7.46! That is astonishing. Sounds like you are a versatile singer. I imagine the receptions can be quite fun at times. It must feel nice to be able to give something to people as well. I am sure they love having a choir at the event.
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
Well, not really that versatile as I can't do emo, screamo, rap or hiphop! My range pretty much is contained to what I wrote in my comment above. Wow, I wonder what do those people do with all their money. And to think a lot of people here in the world are starving and dying due to poverty.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
i donot think that is possible in todays world. but what you have thought of would be heavenly and i think i would still be a medical practioner with no expectations..
• United States
30 Oct 09
What do you think makes it impossible? Is it just the human race being able to change that big? Or, are we too dependent on money these days? Is it because it would such a large change that it would be impossible to cooridinate? Anyway, I think anyone in the medical profession would be able to survive with or without money. Medical professionals are so necessary to the livlihood of so many people!
• China
29 Oct 09
If there will be a world we don't need money,because of our prosperity.It means that we will never worride about money.But what shall we do then?And whar is the meaning of our life?For love,reading,sport,or for stare blankly.Day by day,the humans lost their advantages,and suffering intellgence's weakness,suffering body's weakness,and many imagination invention.WE NEED COMPETETION.
• United States
19 Oct 09
I believe it is possible, i mean money started somewhere, and before that somewhere there was no money. I wish that life could go back to the way it was then because now money corrupts people. Its evil. God doesnt want people worshiping anything but him, yet there are a lot of people that worship money, even if they dont admit it.
• United States
19 Oct 09
You are so right about the greed and corruption. I could not agree more that it is evil! And, people certainly do worship money. It is really discusting and when in the wrong hands, can make things disasterous!
@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Well, if there was truly a way that we as people could live without money it would be interesting for sure. Especially since most of us who own homes would have a lot of bartering to do to keep our homes for sure. But if it was possible and I still had access to the Internet, etc. I could make Cards, sew potholders for people, do reports, etc. Since I work as a Calltaker and have had my own Business there are a lot of things I have learned that I already do from time to time to earn some extra $$ as is.
• United States
19 Oct 09
I take it you don't think it is possible? I imagine that without money we would still be able to keep what we have for technologies. I don't imagine we would revert back to the dark ages. I do wonder if without money there would be as many advancements in that area and others. You are right about homeowners. There would be a lot of that to go around. I actually have many friends who work on houses in different capacities and have been able to barter with them on many occasions to do work on my house. It sounds like you are pretty crafty, I wish I could say the same!
@peavey (16300)
• United States
14 Oct 09
It would be very, very hard to move from the economic society we have now to one without money. Mankind did live without money at one point in the past, though, so it isn't impossible. I would barter knitted products as well as baked goods. I could also mend clothing and tend a garden.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I don't know what it would take to remove money for real. I think you would start small and hope it catches on. You would be a very useful person that is for sure. I wonder if food would take the place of money in a lot of ways...