2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
First, we live “on the last hundred,” then we start earning money and buy normal food. I want "new clothes", we earn more, but now we need a car and a new house. No matter how much a person earns, it will never be enough for him. But is there any point in chasing money?
We live in a world where money has always been, is, and, sadly, it will be the main criterion and goal of the absolute majority of people. Everyone in one way or another participates in the world money turnover, everyone has a piece of world finance in their hands, and it does not matter if it is ten rubles, or a million euros. No wonder, in polls like “what would you guess if there was an opportunity to fulfill any of your wishes,” various amounts of money have always been in the first places. And everyone has long accepted the rules of the game, putting up with the given and not even really thinking about the fact that the rules can and should be different.
Let's imagine some abstract Human. He has almost no money, there is the last hundred left, which he stretches out as best he can, and begins to go hungry. He begins to temporarily earn money, and hunger is over. Now he wants new clothes, earns more, and can dress more or less decently. Now he needs a car, a new house, and everything is in a circle. More expensive food, more expensive clothes, more expensive cars and other attributes of a Successful Human. How did it happen? No matter how hard he tries, there is always not enough money. The more he earns, the more expensive things you want (even if they are worse or unnecessary, the law of exemplary status has not been canceled), therefore, he will always not be satisfied with his financial situation, and the Man will always seem to himself not as successful as he is. Only very strong-willed people who have broken this character trait can live modestly, with any income and bank accounts. Otherwise, stress, breakdowns and bouquets of mental disorders. Almost always there will always be just enough money to provide themselves with housing, food and clothing until the next fundraising.
Everyone wants a lot of money, this is the law that applies to 99% of all the inhabitants of the Earth. But how much is "a lot"? How many people can collect money until they stop, exhale and say, “Okay, that's enough for me. You can already live in a different way. " But no one will say that. The social ladder always looms before our eyes, and everyone looks upward with envy, seeing how the so-called "wealthy people" spend sums comparable to their total living earnings on the most complete nonsense. Monetary inequality among the population is a powerful incentive that makes people “work for money,” putting their dreams in a distant box.
But, let's say, a Man has worked a lot, diligently and honestly, and at the end of the work he receives a reward worthy of his work - a pack of deliciously smelling, fresh pieces of paper, beautifully designed in accordance with the regulations of his state, and this joyful man goes home. What could happen? That's right, whatever. He can lose this money, it can be stolen, or he can simply start spending it on all sorts of nonsense right away, just because it is right there, at hand. Well, in general, on trifles, money can be destroyed, rubbed out to such an extent that no one will accept it, etc. Unfortunately, in many places the system is still widespread that money exists in physical form, like any object. And as with any object, any of the above annoying misunderstandings can occur with them.
By the way, the overwhelming majority of crimes are committed solely for money, and it doesn't matter what it is, two drunks who fought to death over a crumpled fifty dollars, a pusher selling dope on the corner, a swindler systematically making a fool of various citizens, a hacker hacking into banking systems or an official dragging from the budget extremely indecent amounts - all for the sake of the dough. All other causes of crime, even in the aggregate, do not reach money as a cause of crime.
OK then. Here the Man earned some significant amount of money, saved her from trouble, and rejoices. What does he see in ten years? Precisely, that even in numerical form the amount remained before, we can buy with it much less than before. In some cases, money depreciates tens of times. What happened? Inflation has occurred. The money has depreciated. Why? But this question is extremely difficult. Nobody can name the true causes of inflation, these are the reasons with a capital letter. In all countries of the world there is a process of rising prices, with a smaller increase in wages. Is that Japan pleases with one of the few examples of constant price declines - deflation. In all the rest, such grace is not traced.
But despite all these ups and downs, Man works and earns money. This topic is very important for him, and he wants to discuss it with one of his relatives. And suddenly it turns out that it is impossible to talk about money normally. All questions about earnings are carefully hid up, translating, at best, into a quiet excuse "well, I have twenty a month." Perhaps money is the only topic that people can equally consider, as something dirty and indecent, and as something very important and almost sublime.
But our man does not give up. By earning hard, he wants to fulfill some dream. What big dream could be? Usually this is travel, the desire to visit as many places as possible is not far off on the wish list, from the desire to get rich. But having arrived in another country, a Man discovers that Their money has a completely different price, an unpleasant difference in currencies. And from a wealthy person, he becomes a beggar who only has enough for personal walking tours, and a roll with local kefir for the night. And if suddenly during the journey of our Man there was a collapse of the foreign exchange market and the ratio of the money of his country and the one in which he is located changed not in his favor, then literally no matter what, for the most necessary, he can squander some indecent amounts comparable to his many months' earnings. And the first trip abroad may well become the only one, and even with an unpleasant aftertaste.
The person continues to live and learns information every day. And then one day he hears out of the corner of his ear "Win millions!". Having become interested, the Person learns what it is, and learns about another money trap - lotteries and gambling. The illusion that by spending a mere trifle you can provide money for the rest of your life for yourself and your descendants up to the seventh generation, in fact, a powerful lever of pressure, forcing people to sell all their property, for the sake of mythical and ghostly luck, which in fact does not exist. And there is only a mathematical probability, which does not always turn in favor of the player. Even the possibility of winning is given as an advertisement, so that millions of simpletons would continue to refer the money to the organizers. In any money game, the organizer wins first.
But life goes on as usual, and Man by hook or by hook collects his capital - a certain significant amount of money with which you can not only fulfill your selfish desires, but also slowly spit on others, considering yourself better. But suddenly, an unforeseen, some kind of misfortune occurs. For example, a Man's house with all his possessions burns down; or find something bad in terms of medicine and requiring expensive treatment; or it was cut, but there is no ambition and the usual expensive way of life; or his relatives have some extremely bad Trouble, in which, if not helped, he would have ceased to be a man both in his own eyes and in the eyes of those around him. And having corrected what happened with almost all of his money, and finding himself in the end again somewhere at the bottom of the social ladder, a person begins to understand that this is one of the most important deceptions - no one is completely insured against force majeure situations, and stupid an accident can drastically change the whole of such a long and happy life.
And behind all these troubles and problems, Man forgets that in fact all his efforts are of little value, since in the modern world money is not supported by anything. For the most part, this is just paper with numbers, and is actually backed by something, according to various sources, from 1 to 33 percent of world money. For the rest, this is just a ghost race, in which it is easy to lose your life orientations and real values. But Man hardly thought about it seriously, because then, everything he believed in and what he aspired to was fiction.
These are the thoughts. And what do you think about these or those money pairs, and the most important question - how much money do you need for happiness? I know, the question is hackneyed to the point of impossible, but still.