Everybody Eats!

Let’s say you’ve got a loaf of bread and you have to feed everybody.

It doesn’t look like you’ve got enough so you’re up against two options.

Do you keep slicing that loaf into thinner and thinner pieces
or
do you bake more loaves?

Create more wealth.
And discover Why 98% Fail at doing this.

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  • Wealth vs. Money

    Wealth is NOT necessarily money.

    Wealth is a standard of living, it is how weal you are able to live.

    Confusion of the two can cause extreme unhappiness.

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    14 Apr 2012, 5:47am
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  • Misunderstanding MONEY!

    In answer to my post yesterday HOW DUMB CAN POLITICIANS GET! the answer is DUMBER. Much dumber.

    Instead of backing out of the muck they created by criticizing Ann Romney, they waded deeper into it.

    If you missed it here’s a quick recap. Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist, said that Mrs. Romney “Never worked a day in her life” in spite of the fact the woman has raised five sons, survived cancer and now suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.

    How have her critics gone deeper into the goo you may ask.

    By saying that she and her husband haven’t had the life experiences most Americans have faced.

    And what is the rationale these critics suffer under and use to get away with this attack?

    Why, the Romneys have MONEY!

    So, using this quite convoluted logic, when one  has MONEY! one has nothing that could ever pass for real life experience. Or struggles. Or heartbreak..

    Because where there is MONEY!, there are never,  ever any real problems, are there?

    Cancer? MS? So what? She has MONEY!

    How utterly revealing. These numbskulls believe that MONEY! solves all problems; that with MONEY! nothing else really matters; that having lots of MONEY! makes one immune to the troubles, struggles and heartbreaks of life. And one could never have any worthwhile life experience on the way to actually creating all that wealth.

    Is there a better example of money being misunderstood than what these fools are exhibiting?

    Someone’s being swallowed up by their own vile mess.

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    12 Jun 2011, 5:51pm
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  • Economies: Easier To Destroy Than To Build

    If someone were evil enough to set out to destroy an economy, it would be quite simple to do – just destroy the producing class, that group of individuals who create products and services. The group that CREATES wealth.

    If one were evil enough and short-sighted enough to want to destroy an economy, it would be simple. All they would have to do is alchemically make zeroes appear on computer monitors, masquerading as “money” but not representing any work done by human beings.

    The result would be inflation as the paper “money” would be worthless and would put the next several generations of humans into a sea of debt with no prospect of every seeing dry land. This “tax” would thus complete the task of destroying any ambition or desire to produce, and the creation of real wealth, backed by human energy and intellect, would cease.

    If one wanted to destroy an economy it would be quite elementary – reward those who only consume and do not produce and punish those who produce and save.

    Only when Human energy and intellect, that is Work, is valued once again and not taxed into oblivion will Wealth Creation return to us.

    It took roughly two hundred years to create an economy the size of which the world had never seen and now roughly one generation to destroy it.

    It is always much easier to destroy than to build.

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  • Wealth Cannot Be Printed, Only Created or Produced By Work

    Money is not real. It is an abstraction, a representation of something that is real.

    Very Real.

    Money represents human work, human energy. Money represents human life.

    But when printed indiscriminately it represents nothing and only cheapens human work.

    And human life.

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  • Lincoln on Labor, Capital and Creating Wealth

    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

    No “chicken or the egg” riddle here. Capital, that is money, cannot be created out of thin air. Work must be expended first. Yet too many have lost sight of this principle if they ever even had it. Too many expect to live the “good life” without exerting the effort to create it.

    I think that’s called Entitlement. And it is killing ALL of us.
    The Universe is YOUR creation – so Get to Work!

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    The Spiritual Basis of Money

    This blog is about responsible wealth. During its brief time online I’ve received a few emails asking why I have written about money and coupled it with spirit.

    Though there are several posts explaining why, I’d like to expand on that reason.

    There is a spiritual basis of all being. I am not saying God or Jehovah or Allah or a god or goddess or any other personality. I am saying a spiritual basis of all being, which includes ideas and principles because they exist just as much as you and I do.

    If you prefer to work from the bottom up, then we can call it The Ground of All Being. If you prefer the top down, then it is the Source from which all that exists emanates.

    Money falls under that umbrella or grows from that ground because it exists and must therefore have a spiritual component.

    Money, as I’ve written, is an abstraction and a symbol for work, or energy expended. Or for energy yet to be expended.

    http://liveyourdream-ownyourlife.com/the-metaphysics-of-money-part-1
    http://liveyourdream-ownyourlife.com/the-metaphysics-of-money-part-2
    http://liveyourdream-ownyourlife.com/the-metaphysics-of-money-part-3
    http://liveyourdream-ownyourlife.com/money-when-it-is-profane-part-4
    http://liveyourdream-ownyourlife.com/the-nature-of-money-on-independence-day

    When money is backed by a precious metal such as gold, silver or copper, as it had been for thousands of years of human history, the value of a currency is backed by the human work needed to extract those metals from the earth and refine them.

    The currency that is in circulation represents the energy already expended by human beings (free or slave labor is not the issue here right now). Muscle, sinew, heart and lungs are the issue because it is they which make the wealth represented by money both responsible and rooted in spirit.

    The existence of paper money is not the issue either because at one time it was printed ONLY when there was sufficinet precious metal on hand to warrant its printing. In other words, it was printed AFTER the energy had been expended. The wealth had been actually created by the human work done.

    Such money was still respectful and responsible to the human effort required to create it. Why? Because it was responsibly created based on the wealth of human effort expended to create its value.

    Let me repeat that: Money created by human sweat, blood and lives gives it its intrinsic value. The precious metals backing it only represent that effort and those lives. The metals are as symbolic as the paper is.

    The trouble and danger that visit human societies throughout history do so when it is decided to print paper money THAT IS NOT BACKED BY METAL ON HAND, OR IN OTHER WORDS, NOT BACKED BY HUMAN LIVES AND ENERGY.

    Such “money” is essentially an imaginative fabrication, a trick, a canard, a ruse to create the impression of wealth. This money is called Fiat Currency – and should more accurately be called Fiasco Currency, because that has always been the result where it has been printed.

    Money that is printed without any backing of value consisting of human work effort is based on a future promise to provide some value.

    A PROMISE TO PROVIDE IT IN THE FUTURE. A PROMISE.

    Honestly, do you believe that promise will be kept?

    Don’t you feel better about paying for your meal in a restaurant, a job done by a contractor or technician, care provided by a doctor or dentist AFTER THE WORK’S BEEN DONE OR SERVICE PROVIDED?

    In these commercial/societal arrangements both parties are “kept honest” by payment being provided AFTER RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS OF VALUE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED OR PROVIDED.

    And if you think I have fallen into one political camp or the other, pick your head up and see a bigger picture. The politics are created AFTER in order to justify the decisions made.

    “Money” being printed now, or more accurately conjured up now, is based on a promise that our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren will have to make good on.

    Has there ever been a more exquisitely disguised form of slavery then the one in force right now?

    Has there ever been a more irresponsibly created currency desecrating current and future human lives?

    Is there any question why the world needs responsible wealth now more than ever?

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    Money-When It Is Profane Part 4

    In business, in a relationship, in any aspect of life, when someone focuses ONLY on money – removing all Life & Energy from their Intent and focus of Attention – they are committing an act of profanity.

    Money = Energy = Life

    This equation, and more importantly the understanding of it, is what makes Money sacred.

    Abrogate the implicit wisdom of it, break the equation, and Money becomes profane.

    We are each of us born with specific talents that we are each responsible for discovering, developing and using to solve problems for ourselves and others. In other words, TO SERVE.

    And in return for your service to yourself and others, in return for loving others as you love yourself, you receive more Life or Energy – in the form of Money.

    Isolate anything too much and it becomes profane.

    Commit any act to acquire Money only, without regard to replenishment, and it is a Crime.

    Want more Money? Serve more people. Solve more problems.

    Want millions? Serve millions. Solve the problems of millions.

    Take their Money without serving and you’re a Criminal.

    Too simplistic? Go back & read it again . . .

    . . . in return for your service to yourself and others, in return for loving others as you love yourself, you receive more Life or Energy – in the form of Money.

    How do you feel about that?


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    Money – Its Metaphysical Nature-Part 3

    Money is not matter. To believe that it is, is to shackle yourself to it.

    Money is not material. When people call others who are money-conscious “materialists”, they couldn’t be more wrong.

    Money is as insubstantial as one can imagine. It is a shadow of the material world, cast by human activity.

    Because Money stands in as a substitute for human energy, there is a sacred quality to it. This uncommon appreciation of Money renders the belief that it is evil, or the root of evil, utterly ridiculous. If one believes Money is inherently evil then the required equivalent belief is that human life is inherently evil.

    Money can never be evil. Only human activities to secure it can be. Consider, for the sake of brevity, that there are two ways to obtain Money.

    The first is to provide goods or services to others and in exchange you get either other goods and services – barter – or an agreed upon  medium of exchange – Money. Either way value flows in both directions.

    Now consider the second way. Goods or services are promised.  Money is exchanged but the promise is never kept. Or worse, Money is simply taken with no regard to either goods or services. Now we have a crime.

    Money is never evil and since it represents a repository of human life, sweat and toil, it possesses a sacred dimension that humanity is virtually unconscious of.

    How do you feel about that?

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    Money – What’s It Worth To You?-Part 2

    In the 1948 classic film, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, about gold and greed and what it does to men, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and the director’s father Walter Huston, this question is asked: Why is gold worth whatever it is an ounce?

    Howard, played by Walter Huston, explains: “A thousand men, say, go searching for gold. After six months, one of ’em is lucky – one out of the thousand. His find represents not only his own labor but that of nine hundred and ninety-nine others to boot. That’s uh, six thousand months or five hundred years scrabbling over mountains, going hungry and thirsty. An ounce of gold, mister, is worth what it is because of the human labor that went into the finding and the getting of it. . . . Gold itself ain’t good for nothin’ except makin’ jewelry with and gold teeth.”

    Gold is “good for nothin’ ” but Gold in those days WAS money. All paper currency used to be backed by a precious metal, usually gold or silver, and was printed only under the conditions that the metal be on hand physically in a vault somewhere in the country. The currency had printed on it GOLD or SILVER CERTIFICATE and was able to be exchanged for the equivalent amount of metal at any bank. This lasted until President Roosevelt closed the “gold window”. Much later President Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard. It’s open to debate which was the bigger crime.

    But I don’t mean to dwell on the economics or the politics of the situation. I wish to remain on the symbology and metaphysics of money, using this bit of film dialogue to illustrate this point:

    Gold has been money for thousands of years and its value has always been determined by its scarcity which translates into the amount of human energy (labor) expended into its discovery, recovery and the physical work done to or on it.

    Money is a symbol for human work-energy-life. It doesn’t take much of a stretch to understand that one’s attitude towards life in general is pretty equivalent to one’s attitude towards money. And vice versa.

    More next time.

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