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I = S - M

The modern way of thinking about economics has been I = M - S Where I is the I as in me, M is what is 'mine' and S is what ...

8/31/14

What really matters? That a person have a good family, have good work and that they are part of a good community.

How one organizes one's family is up to each one of us. It may be traditional or non-traditional, contain parts of tradition blended with modern, experimental parts. But each one of us must choose.

Work must involve all of us. Boredom is a sure sign of inferior work. Work must engage us making our inner light shine. It should feel good. It should make us whole and keep us whole. We bring our whole selves to our work. We are not diminished by our work, we are enhanced by it. Paid work is not the only option although there is nothing wrong with that. Work can be organized by tradition. It may be that men work and women care for the home and family or vice versa. Or that men or women create families together and decide to take up traditional roles in non-traditional ways. If that is the chosen way then that can be appropriate. If both adults work then a sensible, whole approach must be taken for the care of the family. That care must be whole and not an afterthought. To create whole lives families must be whole which means that children must be engaged in the family lives and not "dropped off" at so-called care centers and so-called schools which are nothing but industrial farming machines churning out standardized, dehumanized products. These care centers and schools are a form of violence and create the disconnected, disembodied youth of today.

A good community of friends and relations who are themselves whole, engaged in whole work and rearing whole families is the crucial last piece of the puzzle. This takes time. This takes effort. But the effort starts with the individual and proceeds from there. If every one of us individually seeks wholeness and works for it then over time that personal wholeness will create whole families, whole work and whole communities.

These communities of wholeness are the future of a whole economics that will end all suffering.

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