I came across the following discussion point by Corvida Raven and for something that I thought would be easy to answer, it has gone on to puzzle me all day.
If you woke up today and money ceased to exist, what is the first thing you would do? Why?
Money is a motivating factor in a lot of actions people take on a daily basis. What if money didn’t exist? What would you do then?
Let’s NOT get into the technicalities of how removing money from the world would change things. This Conversation is SPECIFICALLY about the FIRST thing you would do if money ceased to exist today and why you would do that particular thing.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Honestly, the first thing I would do was make sure every person in the world had a chicken in their pot every day; or in other words I would make sure people no longer went hungry.
Then I started to think about a world without money and I began to wonder just what would happen in a moneyless society. Logic suggests we would revert back to a barter system most probably, but I wonder if we would want to “work”?
What would motivate us to do anything? Would we only do what we needed for survival? If so, would we care about others? Or would we care about others even more, because if we needed to barter, we would need the goods and services of those people.
Do you think society would be better or worse?