It’s amazing to hear advocates of capitalism and socialism use the tenants of Judeo-Christianity to justify their political stance. However the Bible says God’s ways are higher than man’s. By defending our political or economic system, we are merely just creating our own god to suit our vision of how life should be.
Because I believe in divine Providence I don’t believe in the mainstream narrative regarding poverty. God is the source of prosperity (which is more than money) and it doesn’t matter which puppet is in office.
Western society is more profit oriented while eastern societies are more spiritual. The latter tends to be more self-sufficient.
Third world countries may have a better economy spiritually
I have read articles and posts about people who came to the United States and ended up going back to their third world countries because all the materialistic distractions hindered their relationship with God and others.
Then there were the comments by some people in third world countries that said they wouldn’t trade their community focused society for anything. I even heard a religious podcast that said true religion (internal v. organized) could only flourish in a poorer country without all the distractions.
Third world economies are more traditional
There are banks and economies in third world countries. But much of the countries practice sustainability. They are pretty much where the United States was back in the 19th century. Back in the days when Americans used to pride themselves on not having a class system.
So what kind of economy would exist in heaven? Heaven would likely have no scarcity. Since scarcity creates value there would be no economy. This kind of perfect Utopia could never exist on Earth due to mankind’s depraved nature.
Rather than worry about economic collapse, just trust in divine Providence (however it manifests itself. Also don’t assume having an abundant Life means having more stuff. Lastly research traditional economy, sustainability and self-sufficiency. None of these are as bad as they sound.
I was watching a video on YouTube recently when I heard about how 70% of Americans were living in poverty. However the sad part is many of those who are impoverished are making up to six figures a year. It always sounds funny to hear someone making mid five figures and up complain about how poor they are despite how hard they work. Although they don’t usually work nearly as hard as those making close to minimum wage.
They say more money leads to more problems, and it’s amazing how the solution is always more money. Even the Bible says whoever loves money will never have enough. A Lyft driver who sold real estate told me once that no matter how much you make, you are always in the same boat. Rich people just have expensive tastes. Poor people find cheaper alternatives which are often just as good. It’s just the stigma and being more “resourceful”.
Another way to ensure impoverishing oneself is to live a life of luxury. How many luxury apartments have you seen going up in your neighborhood. Luxury living is the same as “lustful” living. I can’t knock it though since I am attracted to these myself. They aren’t really that luxury. The reviews are almost as bad as any ghetto apartment. People are never happy. All they have to do is see one cockroach or any other insect.
Give it a few decades and these luxury apartments will either be sold as condominiums or rented out as low income apartments; or turned into motels.
I confess that I almost rented out a small 400 square foot luxury apartment that I found for as low as $800. It was cheaper than the non luxury apartments around it. On a side note, renting is still a waste of money and you can buy a $200,000 condo for less than you can rent a luxury apartment for.
I think I may be onto something with that last statement. Either way, all the money we are spending to modernize everything through gentrification only to still be paying off the debt by the time the foundation starts to settle again. I almost call luxury apartments “shitholes of the future.”
Now that I have simplified my life over the last six years, I am discovering that part of the secret to making money is solving complex problems. Man has a tendency to complicate things and this is actually where the money is at. The simple life may be the good life but it is not where the money is.
Being a minimalist is good. To a point, that is. But becoming a minimalist is not about the lack of ambition that many people think it is. Even the folks over at The Minimalist website (the Beckers in Arizona) consider themselves a middle class family. Minimalism is all about prioritizing what you want in life and making balance.
It is all about knowing yourself and what you truly want out of life. Essentially you minimize the clutter and maximize your potential elsewhere.
As someone on my social media feed said, the best way to find your calling in life is to ask yourself what problem you would like to solve.
The best way to market yourself is to make the problem sound as complicated as possible and then in the interview you go and make yourself sound like you are the only one who is able to solve said problem.
Play the game. Or white man’s game, or whatever you call it. Although it is not really just the white man’s game anymore.
My ability to simplify as a freelance writer resulted in getting paid less for jobs. When you get paid by the word, it is not a good idea to simplify content into less words. I read somewhere that even in novels, the authors have to insert fluff. The result is a 500 page novel may in all actuality just be a 100+ page short story.
Factor in that every time the author mentions a name brand product that the advertiser pays a bonus to the publisher and then subsequently to the author.
So basically, the secret to making money is to overthink and overcomplicate. Then proceed to solve the problem by creating another problem. Or maybe two or three more. Why not be an overachiever? Keep doing this for four or five decades until you can retire.
This blog post is about how to get rich quickly and painlessly. Everybody wants to be rich. However most people, especially in western culture, only see a limited path to this goal.
A wise man once said there were two ways to get rich: one is to figure out how to make enough money to pay for the luxuries you want. The other method is to be content with what you already have.
The latter method only sounds defeatist to a materialist. To someone who isn’t fulfilled by materialistic goals it actually sounds like heaven on earth. It is also in line with Native American or Minimalist philosophy.
It’s not hard to get rich the first way either. If you really focus on something long enough you will eventually attract it ways to get it. This is known as the Law of Attraction.
To sum it up, you only get out of life what you truly want to have. If you feel unable to achieve a goal then maybe it is because you don’t really want it for yourself. Or maybe you are seeking what someone else wants for you, even though it may never make you happy.
The Bible doesn’t condemn or condone wealth. It is pretty much tied to an individual’s work ethic and life goals. True wealth radiates from the inside out as you come to know your Creator.
Someone else also was quoted as saying that the real secret to getting rich is to realize that you already are. It doesn’t matter how mainstream media tries to convince you how poor you are. That is all propaganda to serve an agenda.
the world soars past seven billion people, it is a constant thought on
everyone’s mind as to how we are going to sustain all of these people.
The world is definitely overpopulated. The chief principle in economics
is the theory of scarcity; that is the belief that the world cannot
contain this many people. This leads the vast majority to work hard and
hoard material things while at the same time fearing an economic crash.
are many theories as to how to deal with the mass overpopulation
problem. One idea is to stop making babies. China already limits
households to two children. I can’t help but wonder what happens if a
couple were to have triplets?
Another theory is to start colonizing other planets. Since America is known as the last frontier, many Americans are bored because there is nothing new to discover in this world. This is perhaps why we are so infatuated with space. Is there life on other planets? If not, maybe we should find a way to start colonizing Mars next since there has been water sighted on the red planet.
Migrating to Antarctica?
the global warming theory persists, eventually Antarctica may become
habitable. This is the fifth largest continent and already has tourists
visiting during the warmest parts of the years. What if one day
Antarctica became another country? That would go a long way to easing the burden of living in an overpopulated world.
How would we go about populating Antarctica? One thing that is almost for certain; the global elite would definitely want to establish a bank there. It would probably start with people from all over the world trying to escape oppressive governments and declaring their freedom. Then the global elite would definitely want to invade the territory and establish a bank. This would lead to the Antarctican Revolution and possibly a mass genocide of penguins.
The Real Problem and How to Deal With It
It’s fun to speculate but however it all turns out,
the real problem is overpopulation. People blame the baby boomers for
this problem, but it is actually their frisky parents who came home from
World War Two and started having an average of four children per
the case, the overpopulation may have been a blessing in disguise. The
elite were trying to turn us into robots and then realized there are a
way more of us than there are of them.
Post World War Two generation may have saved our lives by procreating
more humans than they could control. They can either kill all of us or
empower us to provide for ourselves. The latter is the result of the
Internet being released to the public over twenty years ago.