2 things the human race will have to combine and achieve before we evolve. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 876442
if we don't, it will be like a stagnant parasite within us all.
I absolutely agree.
People say "then nothing would get done!" if we get rid of money.
I like to think about it as household chores. Nobody in my household gets paid to do the chores. We do them because we know they need to get done. We do the dishes when they are dirty, we cut the grass when it needs to be cut and we take the trash out when its too full.
I feel like a household is a microcosm to the macrocosm which is a society.
If we did without money, the things that we actually wanted and needed would get done. The things that are done solely to make money off the masses would fall away. We'd find out what's actually important to us as a people.
Carpenters who love woodworking would still carve and build. Those who love designing cars would still design and build cars. Musicians who make music for the love of music would shine, and most of the garbage on the radio would fall away as most of that is corporate sponsered crap created just for money.
It'd be the best thing for us. I think we'd be a more peaceful, healthy society. All of the shit we don't really need would fall away because nobody would want to manufacture shit like that without a paycheck.
People need to open their minds and realize they're too attached to the "WE NEED MONEY TO EXIST AS A SOCIETY" mindset that's been fed to them since birth. There is another way.