Many of us work to survive. Our jobs are a means to an end that puts food on the table and a roof over our heads. This has been true for centuries, but what if it was different? What if your needs were automatically taken care of, and that necessities like food, shelter, water, and education were seen as a birthright, not a privilege?
In our view, the world would be a very different place. Here’s how.
You could follow your passions
When we’re growing up, we’re always told to “follow our passions.” But for too many of us, this is impossible. Passions such as writing, art, and others are not valued in the marketplace. As such, finding well-paying jobs is near impossible. People are then forced to take jobs they don’t like just to pay the bills. But if those needs are already taken care of, then people could follow their passions and do work that they actually enjoy. They wouldn’t have to worry about making ends meet.
You won’t deal with as much stress
Let’s face it, worrying about bills and rent takes a lot out of us. When we’re constantly worrying about money, we build up a lot of stress. That stress is not only uncomfortable, but it can also take a toll on our mental and physical health. However, if our necessities were not a concern for us, then we wouldn’t be holding in all that stress. We would be happier, healthier, and more able to follow our dreams.
You would live more comfortably
Many of us are unable to meet our most basic needs. As a result, we live in uncomfortable, even unhealthy conditions. We live with multiple people to pay rent, we make sacrifices when shopping for groceries, we stay in dangerous neighborhoods because that’s the only area we can afford. But when food and shelter are treated as a human right, rather than a privilege, we can all live in more comfortable accommodations.
You could get the education you deserve
Education is a right, not a privilege. For too many, however, it is treated as the latter. Many people don’t make it past high school due to the rising costs of college tuition. Even those who do make it to college often end up in a mountain of debt that they will never get out of. Worse, some people don’t make it through high school at all. By placing more resources towards education, though, more people can take advantage of it.
You would experience a more equitable world
When everyone’s needs are met, there are more opportunities to more people. This makes society as a whole more equitable and increases the chances of creative discovery and invention. Also, such a change would be monumental for individuals living in poverty and women. They would finally have the resources to ensure that they would not be held back by their sex, race or financial status. As Mother Teresa once said, ” Poverty is not a natural state.”
At Renew the Earth we believe that an Energy Currency that runs parallel to existing currencies and is used only for basic human needs, food, shelter, education, healthcare and cannot be invested or taxed, can help create a more equitable and just world. By ensuring that everyone’s needs are met, we would all live happier and more fulfilling lives. To learn more about our mission, contact us today.