Money is Supposed to Provide Security, but it Creates Great Insecurity at the Same Time
Presently, we all need some amount of money to live in this world we’ve created. We need it for food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, etc.. In other words we need it for our physical security. So we go out and get a job, or procure it in some, hopefully legal, way.
Once we’ve secured our physical needs, we don’t just stop getting money right? We continue to need money, so we are always concerned to some degree with being able to maintain present levels, and/or obtain more. So we continue to accumulate and grow our possession of money. This accumulation of money appears to contribute to the creation of the feeling of psychological security (As well as psychological “insecurity” as one cannot exist without the other. This is usually accompanied by the feeling of “never having enough”).
Why? Because we know that we’ve amassed, or are amassing a security blanket or nest egg of some type that will be able to provide security for us in the event that we should come upon hard financial times.
However, upon further inspection one is able to see that money also creates the opposite of the initial intention that it was created with. If we can all see and agree that it was created with the initial intention of providing security, then the opposite intention also created would be one of insecurity. The very notion of security must create the opposite notion of insecurity to even exist, as security is defined by the fact that it’s “not insecurity”, or “not not-security”.
With this said, we can now turn our attention to observing the living concept of money to see if we can now find, pick, or point out how it is also creating the opposite intention of insecurity.
Here’s a personal example:
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls from unknown numbers and I usually don’t pick them up, however, because I’m presently in the process of conducting some personal financial business I’m more apt to answer a call from an unrecognized number.
Just within the last two days I’ve gotten a couple calls from unknown numbers that I’ve foolishly answered, and after doing so heard nothing but dead silence from the other end until I make some kind of audible utterance at which point the call abruptly disconnects.
I did a little googling about this and quickly discovered that it was a robo call used by cyber thieves to confirm that there are people on the other ends of stolen phone numbers; a.k.a. — “potential theft targets”. So they’re trolling for fish.
I quickly found an NPR audio broadcast from 2015 about these robo calls that said that once the thieves verify that the phone number is viable they then, with the other personal information they’ve collected on you, call you with automated calls that sound like they’re from legitimate banks, credit card companies, IRS, etc., and attempt to threaten and scare you into giving up some more information so they can access your account and steel all your money.
I almost can’t put into words how eerie and creepy a feeling it is to receive one of these calls. In the silence experienced immediately after picking up the phone and saying “Hello? Hello? Hello? …Anybody there?” one experiences the feeling of being in the sites of a gun. Nothing short of pure predation.
A couple of major components of the collective insecurity created by money can readily be observed. They are: wide-spread dishonesty and corruption in addition to constant predation. If these things aren’t a threat to everyone’s security I’m really at a complete loss for what is. No wonder everyone is always stressed out. We’ve all probably got some degree of P.T.S.D. just from living in this society with this creation called money.
And this is just one example. For arguments sake we can just say that we all pretty much live in this man-made system with a constant bullseye on our backs, and so are able to see countless examples of ways in which the need and desire to possess more money creates insecurity. This article can easily grow to an unpleasantly long length in an attempt to enumerate all the ways in which we are made less secure by money. Therefore the author leaves it to the reader to further examine this for themselves.
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The constant need and desire for money creates a pressure on the “security-side” of the security/insecurity pair. This pressure intern appears to be so great that it pushes the intended effect of security over to the oppositely created unintended effect of insecurity.
An unbelievable irony may also be seen: the constant need and desire for money which results in myriad forms of theft and violence, then generates whole new industries such as the insurance and security industries. So they’re making money off of the problems created by using money! The whole thing is just feeding on itself.
Then there’s also the big oil, petro-chemical, and agri-businesses that have systematically raped and poisoned the planet for profit for decades which certainly threatens the security of us ALL.
So the never-ending drive created to obtain more security actually also winds up creating more insecurity… the very thing its designed to work against!
Or, stated slightly differently, by intentionally creating the notion of security, the automatically created opposite unintentional notion must therefore also exist as unintentional insecurity.
So in essence the phenomena being created winds up, in effect, behaving like a highly unpleasant perpetual motion machine
And so now, if we take a step back and “zoom-out” a bit to see the larger picture, we may notice that money as a creation of our mind possesses the qualities or characteristics of these opposing, or conflicting opposites. As we zoom out, we may see that these characteristics are not inherent to the concept of money itself, but to all concepts in general, i.e. to the creator of concepts: thought. Or, in other words, the characteristics and behavior of money point to the characteristics and behavior of thought itself.
Therefore, one might conclude “that the root of all evil” does not lie with money as the popular saying goes, but instead lies with its creator… thought.
Is any of this true?
Please examine this for yourself without any motive, for if you have a motive it will dictate the answer.