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The Equal Money System will Study the Psychological Well-Being of Humans to Ensure a Lifestyle free of Fear. The focus will be on Supporting Life to Practically Live Fulfillment and Happiness in Ways where Self-Gratification will not Harm any Living Being or the Environment. This is to Ensure the continuation of Earth as an Effective Resource for the Enjoyment of Future Generations.
Please see the following blog post for additional perspective: http://economistjourneytolife.blogspot.co.za/2012/12/day-156-honoring-right-to-life-in-equal.html
Unfortunately we require food to eat, water to drink, shelter from the elements (housing & clothing) and so on - these are necessities - and therefore, living on Earth will imply some form of harm. The goal therefore pertains to harm that is unnecessary and that can be prevented.
Can you clarify your statement in relation to the Goal on Well-Being?
We have accepted fear as a part of who we are and have never considered what it would mean to exist without it. We must differentiate between physical fear, which is the physical understanding that there is an actual point of hazard and in such a situation, obviously, we must take action and remove ourselves from the danger - and between mental fear, which is based in the mind, as an illusion. Mental fear limits oneself from actually living as self-expression, which then cause suppression, aggression and abuse.
In an Equal Money System we realize that the mental fear is counterproductive and unnecessary and we realize that much of the suffering in the world is created through our participation and promotion of fear. We don't need fear in order to not make the same mistakes again, we need proper and practical education. Thus, we propose to stop promoting fear and start living effectively, where human being understand themselves and the environment they exist within, as they are educated with practical skills for effective communication and developing common sense, and thus not have to exist in fear but can evolve to the next stage of the human evolution, as living a life of fulfillment and optimal living.
Unfortunately we require food to eat, water to drink, shelter from the elements (housing & clothing) and so on. Our current understanding and application of the word "resource" is linked to "exploitation" - so we will need to redefine how we live the word 'Resource' so that it is Lived in a way that is Best for All, including the Earth.
From a previous response:
"We must differentiate between physical fear, which is the physical understanding that there is an actual point of hazard and in such a situation, obviously, we must take action and remove ourselves from the danger - and between mental fear, which is based in the mind, as an illusion. Mental fear limits oneself from actually living as self-expression, which then causes suppression, aggression and abuse.
In an Equal Money System we realize that the mental fear is counterproductive and unnecessary and we realize that much of the suffering in the world is created through our participation and promotion of fear. We don't need fear in order to not make the same mistakes again, we need proper and practical education. Thus, we propose to stop promoting fear and start living effectively, where human being understand themselves and the environment they exist within, as they are educated with practical skills for effective communication and developing common sense, and thus not have to exist in fear but can evolve to the next stage of the human evolution, as living a life of fulfillment and optimal living."
To live you need to eat, drink, breathe and even fart. That is necessary. There are ways we can live in this world without harming the environment unnecessarily – like the food we eat in terms of meat production we can give the animals a decent dignified life and NOT like it is today were they live in cages for their whole life.
In terms of your well-being – your body decides. We have always abused our bodies through consuming that which tastes good or feels good regardless of what it does to our bodies. Food and substances will be tested - really tested - to see if it supports the body or harms the body and based on that it will decide what will be available.
Self-gratification from the starting point of sustainable living is not in conflict with 'the greater structure of things', when the greater structure is designed to bring about such gratification for all.
Considering the earth as a resource is not necessarily contradicting towards creating a system based on respect for all life. It is simply to change perspective from exploiting the resource of the earth without consideration to mutual support and benefit. The animal kingdom and nature are a perfect example of how that is possible, in how all parts serve as resources for each other without each part being exploited and abused because the principle upon which they live is (to a certain extent) one and equal. Obviously we cannot as humans jump from the system we have now to a perfect system without abuse. Therefore it will take a process where we - through implementing an Equal Money System - will focus on minimizing abuse to the utmost extent of the current conditions at the benefit for all, starting with that which is the most abusive and detrimental for all life moving towards stopping all abuse as we concurrently create a system and an educated humanity that has the capacity to make such a change.
There will be a community policing forum, of which the members will be elected for a time period where they would be applying policy and specifically assist wherever there is a problem.
Those who think that fulfilling oneself at the expense of another/others is acceptable are indicating to have some psychological disorders/misalignments. As such, those people will be provided with professional psychological assistance to be able to stop all mindsets of abuse towards life and become an equal participant in society and the environment.
Every policy will be voted upon by the population through means of direct democracy – so, the people decide.
The ‘control’ simply stems forth from the agreement of living by that which was decided as a group. When within a community, someone is seen to be acting in a harmful way towards themselves and/or others, the community will step in to assist and if the community is not able to do it on their own, the assistance of professional psychologists will be called for.
‘Control’ will thus not be something that is imposed from ‘above’ or from ‘outside’, but from within. Each being in being an active participant in democracy has an equal responsibility to uphold the principles and decisions that were made. This will initially require ‘effort’, but will overtime become a living expression – where it is simply part of life to not accept anything less than equality.
When one make a decision out of fear, it is not You making the decision but the limited options that are created as an outflow of our current unequal system wherein 'options' exist as 'lesser harm/ less detrimental' options wherein you then believe that making a 'good choice' implies opting for the one that is 'best for you,' or 'the best option there exists,' without looking at what is actually defining and determining such options for you to apparently 'choose' from, which is money at all times. Hence such decisions are made out of survival and they in no way imply a 'good outcome' that is considering what's best for all, but simply what enables only You to subsist and survive in the system, which is then labelled as 'good' . It is to understand that for a choice to be a 'good choice,' there must be a 'bad choice' that is presented as the obvious point that you won't choose within the starting point of fear. In the Equal Money System all choices will be Actual ability to choose the ways/ methods to implement a policy for example that will invariably lead to a best for all outcome wherein only the ways/ means to get there will be able to be chosen, that means that real choice exists as there will be no money as a limitation to create 'good choices' and 'bad choices' any longer. Equal Money removes this fear-limiting factor by enabling free choice to be an actuality, not a fear-based mechanism of good over bad.
Choices presented and stemming from fear are not real choices – free choice has never existed since all our options are defined and determined by money, the amount of money that you have/ don’t have which enables you to believe you in fact have any point of ‘choice’ in reality. Such positive perception about ‘making good choices’ is in fact limited and determined by fear of survival – it is not an actual consideration of options as choices that are equally supportive and benefitting. Thus, fear cannot be in any way a ‘good thing’ and believing so is part of accepting the limited system that we live in wherein some have literally no choice to be supported unconditionally to live in dignity. Hence all fear is manipulative and a controlling aspect that will be eradicated within the Equal Money System as fear of survival will no longer exist once that every single being is able to be supported to live and within that, real choices will emerge wherein only what’s best for all will be voted on as various options to decide what is the most suitable way to create a general well being for all living beings on Earth
Quoting the principle “where Self-Gratification will not Harm any Living Being or the Environment.” This means that if all is being equally considered and regarded at all times, then actual equal and one Self gratification is possible, as such well-being won’t stand as a point of abuse upon others such as it does at the moment in the current world system, where someone’s happiness/ well being as ‘wealth’ implies having others ‘below’/ abusing of others through deliberately disenfranchising them from such ability to ‘live well,’ which causes everyone in this position to accept any form of sustenance as a ‘job’ to ‘make a living,’ which are the jobs/ activities that actually sustain such ‘well being’ for everyone else that has more than enough money to buy such living condition. If everyone is equally considered, then an actual self-gratification can emerge as part of the living standard within all beings.
The Educational aspect in terms of ‘learning how to control the ego’ is in fact a process walked already as the Desteni I Process, a program specifically designed to assist, support and prepare ourselves as individuals to stand as an example of what considering the group/ the collective as equal and one in fact means when regarding such considerations as a living principle. This entails a process of self-honesty walked as a one of a kind living-education wherein we learn how to align our words, thoughts and deeds to support and consider what’s best for all at all times. This is in fact the primary aspect to consider within the Equal Money System: aligning ourselves as individuals to stand as an example of how it is possible to live in/as Equality when placing self interest aside, and the best interest of all is what’s regarded as the starting point of all activities/ considerations within the Equality System.
Within an Equal Money System we want to treat one another as equals – within the understanding that one form of Life is not worth more than another – and so that you as a person are not ‘superior’ or ‘inferior’ to anyone else.
We can look at two different types of ‘harm’ where we have ‘deliberate harm’ and ‘accidental harm’.
When someone harms another, let’s say person A deliberately harms person B – then this action of harm unto person B is in fact a statement of inequality coming from person A, as within this action person A reveals that he/ she believes him/herself to be superior to person B.
Such actions indicate that one is harbouring ideas/beliefs within oneself which are not in alignment to the principle of ‘Do unto another as you would like to be done unto yourself’, and so these ideas/beliefs are in fact counterproductive for self and society. Person A would then go through a process of re-education where they will be assisted in correcting this harmful behaviour / mentality. Such cases would in essence be treated as ‘mental disorders’, as this attitude is a ‘mentality which creates and manifests disorder’ towards self and others.
The above describes a scenario pertaining deliberate harm. Depending on the severity and pattern of harm (whether it keeps repeating or not), we will have the adjust the process of correction.
With ‘accidental harm’, we will first have to establish how the harm came about. This is because we as a society are involved in creating the conditions which open up doors to ‘accidents’. Collective responsibility is part of how we assess accidental harm and whether the individual requires readjustment or whether our societal structures require readjustment to stop the accidental harm from occurring.
Note that within an Equal Money System, everyone will be educated within the framework of ‘do unto another as you would like them to do unto you’ from an early age on – and this in itself will already greatly assist in reducing any form of abuse/harm between one another. At the initial stages of the Equal Money System implementation, there will be more cases of harm as everyone is still learning to adapt to treating one another as equals, which is something we as the human race have never done before. Where currently children from an early age on are encouraged to focus on survival and competition, where we are taught to take of ourselves at the expense of others.
Hunting for the sake of sport will not be permitted within an Equal Money System. As you can read in the outline of the goal, we only support Happiness in Ways where Self-Gratification will not Harm any Living Being or the Environment. Hunting as a form of self-gratification does not fall under this category, as others do get harmed in the process, for the sake of one person’s self-gratification – and so will not be tolerated as it shows no respect for life and is part of the human still believing that they should conquer the earth and all the animals on it, which is in direct opposition to being guardians of the earth.
Meat production currently, is done from the starting point of profit. This implies minimal consideration for the animal and producing on a mass scale to minimize costs. As a result we have animals which live a life of indignity and humans who have less-than-optimum quality food available.
We will no longer involve ourselves in the mass production of meat, as we’ve only done this from the starting point of seeing animals as ‘less than’ us and believe that they are here to ‘serve us’. From an Equality perspective, no human would want to be put in a situation where they are designed, born and treated as a mere commodity to serve another, and so we will not impose this treatment unto animals as ourselves. We will thus investigate and explore more symbiotic ways of taking care of animals where we provide for them and in turn they can provide for us (think for instance about chickens and eggs, cows and milk). There have already been some documentaries made which offer perspective on our current food production methods, and what could be possible alternatives – here we suggest you watch ‘Food Inc’ and ‘Fresh –The Movie’ for some additional insight.
It is within the current system where people are lined up and where their heads are measured according to how much money they have/had to afford an education and to do a certain job/profession, if you do not have money you are not qualified and lose , this is why people go for job interviews as being lined up, and so they decide who will be the masters of having the money, the statement you made expresses the current way of the system and is done so within ignorance where one is unable to see it as it is currently.