It is time we change the course of education, starting with ourselves. By taking education into our own hands through understanding the connection between the current state of the world and what we have been taught to prioritize, we can intervene and change course on an individual level. From there it is necessary that we start changing the course of the world-system through standing together with the aim of creating a world that is best for all life, because we understand that nothing is worth anything if Life itself is not prioritized and cared for at a fundamental level. That is what we are working towards in the Equal Life Foundation with the proposal of a Guaranteed Living Income System. So for the love of life, I urge you to investigate what we are proposing and I urge you to embark on this process of discovery and self-education to change your course, understanding that you make up a part of the whole and that we cannot do this without you, without all of us.
Many adults like me and college graduates are having a hard time as it is to find a job and making a stable living for themselves. In terms of paying for Health Care, it can really screw one over because you may not have enough money to buy insurance or even cover typical medical expenses so choosing the cheapest plan is desirable, but if something happens to you, you have to pay the initial medical costs yourself before the health care company does so.
We really do not need to spend such hefty amounts of money for healthcare services, especially to the point where families in the United States for example are losing their homes because they don’t have the money. There is a solution that can be implemented to solve this situation, and that is: The Living Income Guaranteed.
Both humanitarian and economic motives for a better world, come together within a Living Income Guaranteed. We can reduce social misery, improve human dignity and security and boost the economy – all in the same package. We’d be crazy not to.
We have written a proposal to end the disempowerment of all people, it calls for a living income guaranteed, we have laid out some guidelines on the points that we should consider when attempting to correct this system to guarantee a life for all, just this one point will make sure that the masses will no longer be such easy targets to be swayed by fake promises of a Life, if they are given one unconditionally, then, the games will change, where do we get the money to give everyone a living we can decide it together, everything we participate in is just a convention, an agreement we either made in awareness or unwarily, the Law, Money, Care, Borders and especially how we decide to treat each other, once we change the basics of our core relationships we can bring our own personal understanding to the bigger picture, we can start to see solutions, and they won’t come through violence or coercion or spite, they will have to be self-willed, we will have to will this world into something else by giving up our past, unless we’d like to re-experience it just for the fun of it, then we can wait for world war III, isn’t that what they say, there is no 2 without a three?
Fact is that we are all dependent upon money, and fact is that in this world, when we do not have money, the very foundations of our existence will shatter – thus – even though we might think we are safe, because we have money at the money, this is no guarantee – and it is absolutely no guarantee that our children will have access to money. Fact is that our current economic system is slowly crumbling before our very eyes, and even though we might feel comfortable at the moment, we will in time face the consequences – and they will not be pleasant – because what is certain is the current economic system is not sustainable and it will not last.
being provided with proper parental care, education and financial support to become a living example of what the real evolution in humanity should be as children that grow up to be self-caring, self-loving, considerate, responsible and self-honest individuals that can support to co-create the changes required in our societies? the opposite happens and I’ll share a brief story that happened today and we’ll get to see what the starting point of a problem with a teenager growing up could’ve started and how we’re all allowing such problems to exist as they do, because we haven’t provided any living support as a guaranteed human right to every child in the world.
Mientras considerábamos cómo diseñar un cambio que sea implementable y
permanente enfrentamos muchos aspectos de los problemas en la actualidad, como
la aceptación de la jerarquía y los actuales poderes que gobiernan al mundo para ver
cómo puede cada uno de nosotros volver a su propio poder para dirigir este mundo
a un resultado diferente, a una realidad diferente que beneficie a todos y no sólo
Fascinatingly enough, what you will find when you allow yourself to become a life scientist, is that most, if not all problems in humanity and this world comes from MONEY or rather, the lack of money. There are political solutions to sort out the credit crunch currently gripping this world – Investigate Living Income Guarantee – and remember – no energy – no experience – just look at the facts.
So, in other words, if you do not have money, you do not have access to the very basic necessity of water, let alone clean or filtered water. This is not acceptable! And we can no longer put off until tomorrow or until 'someone else' creates a solution. We MUST become this change, by taking responsibility for what WE have accepted and allowed, where WE must not look away, where WE can effect a permanent, practical solution which considers what is Best for All Life.
I sometimes dare to fantasize about being able to afford a vacation/enjoy world travel each year but within a LIG (Living Income Guaranteed) this will be a reality. Of course, you will have to manage your money responsibly and so put aside the amount you want to spend on vacation. However, you and all citizens will be guaranteed an annual income that is sufficient to cover all life necessities and a vacation is one of those necessities-a break, a rest to rejuvenate the mind/body/being!
Alaska figured out a way to share the wealth of it’s natural resources with all its citizens. When Alaska started making lots of money in the 1970s oil boom, they came up with the idea of investing the profit from the oil. The result was the Alaska Permanent Fund – this Fund became a yearly, single, unconditional cash payment to every state resident.
Why can’t the same be done for West Virginia?
How far are we pushing the I’Deal of Private Property, to the rubbish point? What about the ashes resulting from the burnt trash of each one of us, why are they not given back to us if they are still our property? Why isn’t anyone complaining about that, why is it ok that the incinerators appropriate themselves of our rubbish but not people who are in no position to buy stuff they or their families need or in the position to feed themselves?
我們被教育成只會想不是黑就是白, 就如建立一個極端偏左或偏右, 藍或綠, 黑或白, 共產或資本主義的系統, 而就這樣, 我們保持在分離裏, 不會純綷簡單地考慮我們怎樣可以把資金投向, 為我們人生找一條出路 - 可是, 我們停留在被分化然後統治的模式, 容許一少撮人控制着 '人與人不能和解的勾心鬥角', 這亦正是為什麼我們還未能得出一個, 為平等/共同幸福而努力的共識. 因為我們被教育和灌輸, 以支持其中一個極端就成為我們的身份/定義, 代表我們是什麼, 我們相信什麼. 我們在大部份國家都出現兩黨對立, 給我們一個有選擇權(假民主)和分化的假象, 這完全並非偶然的. 以上就是我們怎樣被分化和被統治, 透過不同的想思/觀念/信念, 具領袖魅力的領袖, '異常主義(exceptionalist ideologies)'的觀念引至至高無上, 和最終變成一場利用權力的濫虐, 導至我們互相反對/反抗對方 - 但, 我們不可以視 '當權者'為指責的對象, 取而代之, 讓我們把手指指向我們自己, 是每個人自己容許/製造這些出現, 就如現時的一切濫虐和貪汚傷害着我們一樣.
A world of peace is in our reach, we have to stop listening to warmongering propaganda and see the world for what it is at the moment, a broken ensemble of abuses that span from dishonesty to violence and horrific lives and see how we can heal together, if we gave a guaranteed living to everyone, regardless of their creed, race, gender or geographical positioning, who would need to go to war for ‘a living’ – and what an oxymoron ? No one.
And if those that insists wars are good ideas so those on top can make another truck load of money, will be forced into either reviewing their stand and stop those WarGames for the sake of profit or be reformed into people who stop seeking value in Death, specifically in the Death of Others, vs recognizing the equal value of All in/as Life.
What this would mean in the context of preschool education for example is that the primary priority would no longer be on squeezing as many children as possible into tight spaces or to cut down on teachers just to keep the budget down. What this would mean is that preschool education would no longer be deprioritized as a secondary education where children are merely ‘kept’ until they can start in school and begin their ‘real’ education. Instead of preschools functioning primarily from a starting-point of keeping children occupied so their parents can go to work and make money to support the wheels of consumerism to spin, they will be structured based on research on child development to best serve the well-being of the children.
With a Guaranteed Living Income System we can bring back the joy of learning to the forefront of our education system by making education a top priority. Because based on the Principle of what is ‘Best for All’ we understand that education and learning, where we really develop and expand ourselves as human beings, is an incremental part of preventing the total destruction of our habitat, this earth, and thus ourselves.
Because if we don’t, then it will be too late and we won’t be here to see what could have been possible. We won’t be here to see the smiles on our children’s faces when they wake up to go to school. We won’t be here to go to school again ourselves and start over and re-discover our joy of learning.
"Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure, it was reported today.
Farmers' suicides are increasing due to a vicious circle created by money lenders. They lure farmers to take money but when the crops fail, they are left with no option other than death."
The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), or Alaska Dividend, is a unique yearly dividend for Alaska residents. In 1982 the first Permanent Fund dividend check of $1,000 was distributed. The Legislature pays this first dividend, not with Permanent Fund income, but with surplus oil revenues.
"In Alaska, we live on the commons. We benefit from the commons. We care for the commons. From common ownership of our land and our resources, has emerged a new model for modern society. We call ourselves the Owner State. And what we own is the commons. We believe our model surpasses both capitalism and socialism. When this approach is understood, worldwide, there will be no legitimate reason for poverty..."
By changing the money composition in the economy by a fraction, we can bring about tremendous changes. These changes in turn, will bring about their own effects. Even if one might not agree with a Living Income Guaranteed for political reasons, we cannot ignore the ample economic benefits that are coupled with its implementation; to name but just a few: economic growth and expansion, higher living standards, better skilled labor force, lower debt levels and better employment conditions. These in turn translate into social, cultural and psychological benefits such as lower crime rate, lower levels of stress, increased personal freedom, social cohesion, enhanced personal growth and development and overall happiness.
For ages and ages humanity have held unto the fix idea that employment and labor is what entitles us to a dignified life. We have thought that only with a job are we able to earn money and build a future for ourselves. Now, we are reaching a new era – the technological era – and this means that machines are slowly but surely going to take over and become the new employee.