who manages to stay mentally healthy in an crazy environment – has achieved a lot
THE worst side effect of this (financial debt created economic competition) system is: it makes people hate people
think about this: ScenarioA – city
you live in a densely populated area that can not sustain itself without the flow of money.
Your subconsciousness is in constant danger “will the flow of money still work tomorrow?”
Every other human appears to you as a competitor about resources (and if those resources are finite and non-renewable, this of course is true, your subconsciousness is true to you!)
now think about ScenarioB – countryside
in the countryside where there is space (not more than 10x people per hectar = 10000m²= 107639.1ft²)
people might have less money, but they are less stressed, because the “fallbacksystem” (as long as living conditions on this planet are somewhat in balance/climatechange) are right in front of their door
they can always go back to (organic, labor intense) farming and won’t have kill other people for the last can of beans in the SuperMarket (the most possible extreme version of “competition”)
ScenarioC – even more space
The Outback of Australia is hot, yes, but there is plenty plenty plenty of land.
So think about this: You travel the Outback… and there is no house in 1000 miles.
By accident you meet another person.
Chances are pretty good this person is not a outlawed bandit, but just another human being that tries to survive on this planet.
You will be happy to meet and greet and cooperate and help each other.
Because your common enemy is not mankind – but the struggle for survival in nature in the universe against the elements.
You might even appreciate the presence of another human (as long as this human is trustworthy of course).
humans always have been social beings that lived in groups for cooperation
It happened with the invention of money and television that people became ego-centric (the psychological effects of “thinking about money” are studied, they cause egoism)
Everyone wants to have their own house with their own pool with their own television to sit in front of – material wise “rich” but social wise very very lonely “poor” and unhappy (!) (because this damn pool needs a lot of cleaning and there is only ads and shit in tv) X-D
So when you meet another human in the vast spaces of space – chances are pretty good – there will be appreciation.
There are examples where humans have a POSITIVE impact on the environment, just by “being there” and living a an renewable lifestyle.
example: Native Humans of the Amazonas rainforest
as primitive as those people seem to western high-tech cultures and weaponry… it is actually their technological inability to cut down large trees (deforestation) and their inability to produce plastic, that brings about (non-intentional side effect) a livestyle “in balance” with nature – perfect renewable cycles of almostl every material. (because they only use renewable material, except maybe gold)
You could say – it was their primitive lifestyle that saved them – because they were unable to destabilize their own system – which is good.
But of course – if a meteor strikes – they would not have the science to deflect that threat.
So the truth about the perfect balance is somewhere in the middle.
You can ask any native human – they don’t know stress or burnout or mental illness – it just does not exist.
just as our ancestors: they had no plastic and used to dispose their biological wastes (from “shit in the forrest” to cooking waste) in the forrest… which “by accident” created very fertile soil called “terra preta”