Can mankind evolve beyond money?

@Kelian (768)
Trinidad And Tobago
November 15, 2006 12:59pm CST
Do you think that one day we would be able to aspire to achieve things for the sole purpose of benefiting mankind?
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4 responses
@volschenkh (1045)
• South Africa
22 Dec 06
Wow, a philosophical question indeed. I dont think so. If you look at the last 2000 years of civilisation it has always been about who is the richest and the most powerful. Money has to a certain extend shaped what we are today and our modern society and civilisation is all about money and materialism. Its been a constant force in human development...I donr think its going to disappear in the even distant future.
@vhansen (2035)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Yes,I believe we can.It may take a few decades and the third world war to bring out the best in people but someday it will happen.As my Granny always put it 'What's the point in having more money than you can spend?'.And really the only point is just to say you have it.You never actually see it,it's just numbers.When people understand that,then they'll start doing things to benefit their fellow man.If they just happen to make some money while doing that,then cool.
@sexymuma (1261)
13 Dec 06
are we all not part of this money making society here on mylot.? no,money is always the be all and end all i am afraid.lolxx
@estarga (1188)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I do not think so. There are some greedy people in this world. You will always have someone who wants something for nothing and in order for a world to exsist without money everyone would have to contribute to society in their own way and there are lazy people, selfish people, users etc. So in my opinion there is no way it would work.