A mystery in the palm of your hand

I’m going to be completely honest with you here. I’m no expert when it comes to money. My money is usually already spent before it actually hits my bank account. I pretty much live my life in the twilight-zone between broke and financially solvent. I’m one of those people who needed to be told there was a financial crisis, because I would have never found out by myself. I had no property to lose money on, no stocks that stood to plummet into absolute worhtlessness, no savings account with more than a three-figure amount on it. I was living the crisis well before it officially started, although I don’t suppose that it makes me an expert at it. I don’t know about you, but money to me is a common mystery. I can’t look at my money without already knowing what it’s worth. It’s like language. These coins are a bus fare. This piece of paper is lunch. Every coin and piece of paper money is like an entry in a dictionary, only its exact meaning depends completely on how you choose to use it. Spend it. Money is power, by which I don’t mean that rich men can do whatever they want. We’ll get to that later. What is more important is that if you don’t have any money, you don’t have any power.

The more I think about money, the more I get the idea that somewhere down the line, something went very wrong with it. I don’t think that this is the way that money was supposed to work like in 2009. I think it was a great idea the first time around. But even a great idea can be taken by the people and used for other purposes. Just like nuclear power is feared because of its destructive force, television does the exact opposite of educating and the internet is mainly a big trading place for porn and other copyrighted materials, money has become the exact opposite of what it was meant to be. Or not. Maybe it was meant to divide us instead of unite us. Maybe it was meant to indebt the general population to the whims and wishes of a small financial elite.

Whatever the case may be, we’ll be finding out over the course of the next month. And we’ll let you know what we find out.

There is one comment

  1. dddd

    tell u what i found out
    almost half of my circle is in debt

    i’m talkin well-raised, intelligent people in their mid-twenties

    i’ll also tell u what money might do for ME. it’ll help me channel my financial frustrations by spending the last of what i have left of it on a shotty

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