Exploring the Social Imagination

Thursday, July 17, 2014

For the Love of Money ... A Futuristic view of What the Future Holds

For the love of money we do more harm than good. Statistics show that most marriages fall apart because of money 'financial' troubles like debt and disputes related how to make more and spend money. Divorce among couples with children is included in those stats which means that children will be exposed to the love of money and its wicked corruption. Statistics show that children of divorced parents are more likely to be engaged in criminal activities and even violent crime.
What is the answer since money makes the world go around, and most Americans find it impossible to not go into debt 'mortgage' in order to have a home of their own.
Americans are not comfortable with the old way of working hard, saving money and buying a home. And, how long would that take given the rate of inflation. We can no longer work hard at any job these days and think we can save money today to buy something tomorrow... down the road from now because of inflation unless wages keep up with inflation and as we see they don't.

What will the future hold and largely that depends on the future of money. There is an emerging global market that most people have no clue about. BRICS is a good example. This acronym stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. They are a new financial entity with their own agenda, one that is largely anti-Western controlled money. These nations are looking out for their future. Money as they know it, we know it will disappear because money will no longer circulate through people's pockets, it will circulate through certain accounts based on criteria set up by account creators. The United States is also part of the global market and hence we see its effects on the American family. Most of America still thinks that government is bound to them as if being an American means something.We think that borders mean something today... only to the people who actually live in them. Most global financial moguls live outside of 'borders' as they live in the global market place. This is where the action really is.
How will it affect people on the ground. It already is as just related above. This effect will be global. It will likely have a deep impact on Americans as we have been led to believe that money can buy happiness and it can if you can afford it. Most families in America will become broken because they will not be able to buy happiness (already in the making) and this will cause major havoc in many households. This will lead people to buy happiness only for themselves, living as single people which by the way are more easily controllable in terms of allotments of comfort.  The future of the family's comfort level is losing ground... Thus, the government needs to set an example of how it can provide a future for individuals and there is one in the making. The future holds little for the family. The future is about wider society of individuals, all on the same page and all working for the same goal- the state and its ventures with space exploration as the lure for individuals to buy into thinking that this will be the new happiness.

1 comment :

  1. ...and yet, concurrently with this trend, is it's opposite: the collapse of the value of money will mean that with extended families, Americans will not be able to survive. We see this already. Just to have an apartment means you must share the costs with other people or have good income. Those with large and moderate mortgages are finding themselves having to dump the house and either go homeless or find an apartment - which often costs more on a day-to-day basis. Americans are about to discover that the collapsing family is about collide with the collapsing dollar and they will either have to form new groups to survive or patch up the broken family and survive. Anyone trying to go it alone will be homeless and a ward of the state.