Tobias Ber wrote:
at least in our society.
I would say that these little words are the key. This society is profoundly sick, and having money to be able to help others and make a living is a symptom of that sickness.
Why help people in Africa sending them money? Wouldn’t it be better to leave them alone? We are depleting their natural resources to sustain our luxury lifestyle, and then send them money, so that they can get "educated" and have "progress"?!!
I'm not trying to get some income to help that way. The income I'm talking about is to help me to fulfil some needs that I'm completely unable to fulfil without money. Actually if I don’t have some money I can’t have food and shelter or access to a piece of land that would provide it to me: That very basic right of every being was withheld by this profoundly sick society of ours...
All the three principals are important and complementary, they can't be seen separately. The thread has been focusing on the third principle, because we have the money illness and when someone talks about surplus or sharing, money is the first thing that comes to our mind. But what I was thinking about when I first posted, was about making an income without harming others (and the earth and myself, which actually I think it’s all the same, but that’s another story :p), without making them believe that they need useless things so I can sell them, or that they would be happy if they buy me stuff, or without using systems that are based on the theft of resources of other beings, without breaking ecosystems, and so on...
That’s why it is so difficult for me, a guy born in a city and educated to be a successful employer or employee, to find a local activity in a small community, that harms no one, that regenerates the earth and that makes me and all around me wealthier.