The object of economics is to see to the production and distribution of objects for use by people. We are not so interested in the objects themselves as the pleasure people get from using them.
If that is so then it is clear to me that people can only get pleasure from objects that were made with pleasure. Work is as natural as play. Both are pleasurable.
When we are whole we are profoundly connected to our lives, our families, our neighbors and our work. When we are whole we create objects that are whole. Whoever receives the fruit of our work enjoys it immensely. We in turn enjoy the fruits of the work of others done in pleasure.
The economy is like a children's playground. Have you noticed how little kids get immense pleasure from playing with each other in smaller and larger groups, many games going on simultaneously on one playground. When children play they are whole. Adult work should be just like play.
When we are whole we will create things with great enthusiasm and pride, receiving pleasure just as we did as children engaged in play. When we are whole we will create things that are whole and anyone who obtains our products will enjoy their wholeness. We in turn will enjoy not only making things but also enjoy things others have made in their wholeness.
If the very material basis of our society is whole our relationships will be whole. We will have whole families, whole communities, whole societies that treat themselves, each other and mother earth with kindness, consideration and love.
That is the only economics I am interested in. Would you join me in this? How about your family? Your neighbors?
Together we can bring about a complete change in our lives, our families, our neighbors, our society. We can do it.
But we need to start now.
Posted by Abhay Burjor Ghiara at 10/06/2014