Why Money Rules Your Life and Why You Don’t Actually Need It

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Contrary to popular opinion, we don’t need money to survive. I have been shouted down in seminars, been called a hippy and told I’m far removed from reality for even suggesting it – but the fact of the matter is, it’s true.

Does money matter? Of course, but only in the context of how society, the financial and monetary systems are currently structured for us.

We are told that without money we can’t survive and without a job you can’t make money and so the story goes and the dilemma begins.

How does a small piece of paper come to rule your whole life?

It’s certainly not by co-incidence, there’s a whole history, philosophy, political ideology, all man made, that has resonated through the ages and continues to do so. From Adam Smith, to Karl Marx, Communism, Socialism, Capitalism and Everything in between, everyone has always tried to figure it out for us.

But ultimately money is a form of control and social order.

It’s about the allocation of resources and control of those resources.

Food, Water, Iron, Copper, Gold, Uranium, Oil, Coal, Gas – some we probably do need to survive and others are used to fuel a giant economy that produces things we actually believe we need, but in reality is just some form of desire that’s been manufactured for us.