What Is Life Without Money

Kea

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We often shape our lives around certain economical ideologies (capitalism,communism etc)..Its all about money.
At a philosophical level,Is money the crux of everything?:)

What then can life be without money?
 

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To understand if money is truly the crux of everything you should consider reading up on where money originated and why as well as how it was developed etc

Life without money would be the same it is now
 

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Money can be regarded as a kind of 'language' we have developed with each other.

If you are alone by yourself, money is meaningless. However if there are other people around you who agree with the arbitrary value money has you can use it to exchange services and goods, which in todays world of 6 billion people is entirely neccessary to keep everyone alive and the modern world as we know it running.

Infact today it is incredibly difficult to live without money because there are so few places left where one has enough space to simply live off the land without coming into contact with anyone else.
 

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Money, in all it's essence, is just a practical means to barter. like Acidrazor said, without it, we would eventually find other valuables to trade with, as has been done for many thousands of years
 

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To understand if money is truly the crux of everything you should consider reading up on where money originated and why as well as how it was developed etc

Life without money would be the same it is now
Really?
 

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Money, in all it's essence, is just a practical means to barter. like Acidrazor said, without it, we would eventually find other valuables to trade with, as has been done for many thousands of years
100% correct. People in many years gone by before money, traded say a half a sheep for say 2 sacks of wheat. Or something similiar.

We can do without money. We will find a means of staying alive.
 

Kea

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Money can be regarded as a kind of 'language' we have developed with each other.

If you are alone by yourself, money is meaningless. However if there are other people around you who agree with the arbitrary value money has you can use it to exchange services and goods, which in todays world of 6 billion people is entirely neccessary to keep everyone alive and the modern world as we know it running.

Infact today it is incredibly difficult to live without money because there are so few places left where one has enough space to simply live off the land without coming into contact with anyone else.
If we agree that money can speak any language,and that it makes the world go round...What then is life without money???Even the battering system was informed by a capitalist drive,where it was sometimes not fair.Money gave birth to the concept of currency...This is philosophy,questioning the existence and absence...
 

Kea

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But thats part of Maslow's hierachy of needs.which revolve around money.What is life without money?
 

The Cosmos

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Life has become money orientated. You can live without money, but then you will have to resort to nature, which might not be such a bad idea ! ;)
 

Kea

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INTERNET JUNKIE I DO AGREE WITH YOU.TOTALLY.BUT NATURE NOWADAYS HAS A COST ATTACHED TO IT.I.E YOU CANT JUST CUT TREES ANYWHERE (ITS ILLEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA),Clean water is severely paid for, just to mention a few.

Come on philosophers-in-training…we all preach wealth and money everyday

Kea’s question still remains: What is life without money?
 

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There is no such thing as life without money in todays society. Unless we become a society of charity and have replicators like in Star Trek. As long as there is a need for trade there won't be a life without money and where it doesn't exist it will be invented. The real question is what is money without life?
 

Kea

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Trade comes into existence because of a certain "capitalist" drive...Everything is technology based(hence we are even communicating using this medium).It involves money.The medical equipment in hospitals involve money,even those that are used in labour wards.I think we should accept the fact that civilizsation and the ever growing technology will forever create "needs" and "wants" that make Money the dominating issue in social dialogues...
 
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