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Value vs Worth

Value vs Worth: is there any difference and does it matter? Worth means “the value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration; the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated.” (Google Dictionary) Value means “the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.” (Google Dictionary) So going by these definitions they basically mean the same thing. What’s it worth to you? Is it of great value? Now lets apply this to something that does matter, your life.

Inherent value, do you in and of yourself have value? To whom? Why? This is our topic today because I am sure you have asked these questions before. I know I have, and I have finally come to a viable answer. This question is also essential to a Natural Law/Resource Based Economy/Love Based Society.

A quick review of today’s society shows that value is based on what something or someone brings to the table. How big the bank account is coupled with the amount of credit a person has denotes a person’s value in our present Capitalistic system. There is much more to value than economics however. Think about this carefully, because you may not be aware of the purpose certain people play in your life. This exercise falls into the category of gratitude. For instance the bus driver is there to get you where you are going but also to guide you or possibly share companionship. Those who ride the same bus every day at the same time get to know the bus driver and the value of that relationship grows. A person who is always smiling and laughing is of value to all whom they are around. Someone who dresses nicely, feels good about themself, and radiates this energy everywhere they go is of value to society. It matters not how much money they have in their bank account!

Have you thought of anyone with no inherent value yet? How about the villain? Make your choice carefully, because they are plentiful in our society. I think you know without a villain there are no heroes. Ok, so how about a homeless person? Do they have any value? What purpose do they serve?

The purpose we all serve is to our Higher Self/ Soul. We are here for a purpose and the purpose itself has value to you if to no one else. What makes a person homeless? No home right! It is of course a lot deeper than that. The person is homeless because they have made choices that lead to their present situation. It could be they lost a job, or are too unstable in mind to hold a job, or they simply do not wish to play the human game, which brings up another topic – jobs.

Does a person need a job to have worth/value? Do they have to “contribute to society in monetary form” to have worth/value? Do they have value just for being themselves? What if you did nothing, would you still have value, or to state it another way, do you have inherent value? Does a person in a vegetative state or coma have value? The answer is blowing in the wind…life is a balance and needs both those in need and those to help. This is a duality after all. It just depends on which role you decide to play. (This choice is usually made unconsciously or as some would say, it is made by a higher power) Are you a hero or a villain; charity case or welfare worker? It really matters not, because we all have inherent value or else we would not be here! We are all a part of the story. Like opinions and assholes we each have a story, but that is a another blog.

No matter what you do or don’t do, you have value to yourself at least, but probably to others you have no idea even exist. So Yes is the answer! Life is not hard although we often make it that way. Be nice to yourself today and see the beauty in your existence! “a Love Based Society” knows the value of each and every person while making sure they know it too!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Value is not intrinsic; it is not in things. It is within us; it is the way in which man reacts to the conditions of his environment.” — Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist

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Collaborative Commons

If you have been reading my blogs you know how excited I am about the Zeitgeist movement and all things moneyless.  This article is not moneyless, but it does address a common question everyone asks about.  How do we go from Capitalism to a moneyless Resource Based Economy?  Listed below are the beginning and ending portions to the article which is quite long, but well worth reading the whole article.  Basic Income is a big part of this plan which makes a lot of sense.  Let’s read on…

“Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons
The Revolution will not be Centralized

This article is a follow-up to “The Obsolescence of Capitalism: And the Transition to a Resource Based Economy,” which examined the effects of ongoing social and technological trends on the capitalist economic system, and the potential for humanity to restructure society and move from a system of scarcity to one of global abundance.  While the previous article presented a long-term vision for transitioning towards an alternative Resource Based Economy of abundance, this article will examine the more immediate conditions affecting society and how, over the coming years and decades, the capitalist market will increasingly be eclipsed, circumvented and overshadowed by an emerging Collaborative Commons. …

Conclusion

The productive efficiencies and disruptive capacities of new technologies will increasingly drive the marginal cost of producing goods and services towards near zero.  As traditional markets are circumvented, a new economic paradigm will progressively emerge that is built upon decentralized collaborative networks.

An Internet of Things infrastructure will propel aggregate energy efficiency from 14 percent to 40 percent across society.  An Energy Internet will empower prosumers to harvest, store and exchange clean and renewable energy across a distributed smart-grid.  3D printing will decentralize the manufacturing process, opening the means of production to anyone and everyone, while generating immense gains in productivity and efficiency.  Blockchain applications will eliminate the need for third-party trust and allow for the decentralization of everything from currency and finance, to legal agreements, licensing, social media, data storage, voting and governance.

With the development of advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analysis, and advanced analytics and algorithms, human wage labor and the economic productive activities of the capitalist era will increasingly be handed off to intelligent technologies.

As capitalist markets and wage labor becomes less relevant, an economy built upon new principles and social values will progressively emerge: decentralized networks will take the place of markets; access to an abundance of shareable goods and services will reduce the significance of ownership and private property; open-source innovation, transparency and collaborative co-creation will replace the pursuit of competitive self-interest and autonomy; a commitment to sustainable development and a reintegration with the Earth’s biosphere will redress rampant materialism and overconsumption; and the re-discovery of our empathic nature will drive our pursuit for community engagement and social belonging in a rising Collaborative Commons.

The foundations of this economy will rest upon the principles of democracy, equality, diversity, transparency, universal access and sustainability.

If there is an underlying theme to the emerging paradigm, it is the decentralization of everything.” (Basic Income Blog, link below)

To read the article in its entirety click here (https://medium.com/basic-income/post-capitalism-rise-of-the-collaborative-commons-62b0160a7048).

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”   ― Buckminster Fuller

Thanks for reading Transitions Blog,

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

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